The 5 Biggest Losers of the MLB

by Nate

in Athlete Workouts, Celebrity Fitness, Fitness News

New York Yankee Nick Swisher Weight Loss

MLB Hot Stove Live had a feature tonight on the players who have showed up to camp looking considerably slimmer.  We’ve already taken a look at the off-season training programs of Red Sox teammates Jason Varitek and Dustin Pedroia and with the start of the MLB season about 40 days away we will definitely be sharing more workout tips from the best in the big leagues.

Here are the five guys who have trimmed down:

Carlos Zambrano – 15 pounds – Zambrano paid closer attention to his nutrition this offseason.  Shedding the extra pounds will help him keep his stamina and allow him to pitch deeper into games.

Nick Swisher – 12 pounds – Swisher wasn’t in terrible shape to begin with but he firmed up a bit this offseason thanks to a new boxing regiment.

Bobby Jenks – 30 pounds – Jenks, known for his blazing fastball, cut out alcohol this winter and showed up for White Sox camp in better shape.

Matt Stairs – 32 pounds – Stairs is trying to earn a roster spot with the Padres.  He dedicated himself to a diet and exercise routine this offseason including playing hockey on two senior men’s teams in Maine.

Geovany Soto – 40 pounds – The biggest body transformation goes to the Cubs catcher.  Soto says he ate a lot of fish and chicken breasts.  Here’s what Soto had to say in an interview with the Daily Herald:

“Throughout my whole life, I’ve had weight problems and stuff, and I’ve always been kind of immature in terms of diet, and never (would) stick to them. I had such a bad year that I was disappointed in myself, and I was willing to take that step and, ‘OK, I’m really going to work hard, and I’m really going to just take it to the next level.’

“To me, it’s just kind of ridiculous. I wasn’t strong; I was just fat. My whole life. I’ve had problems my whole life. Not problems, but I just wasn’t educated in a way.”

Bleacher Nation says, “A healthy, productive Soto completely transforms the Cubs lineup.”

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