Sandoval unconcerned with weight questions

Sandoval unconcerned with weight questions

Sandoval unconcerned with weight questions
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Pablo Sandoval didn't mind talking about his weight. Revealing exactly what that figure is, however, must happen some other time.

Sandoval, who arrived at Scottsdale Stadium on Tuesday to work out informally, said that he understands the attention paid to his girth. San Francisco's third baseman endured a disappointing 2010 season when he ballooned to nearly 280 pounds but thrived last year after losing 40 pounds.

"Everybody wants to know what I weigh. I'm fine with that," Sandoval said. "I just keep working hard to maintain my weight and play hard. That's what I'm focused on right now -- playing hard baseball and that's it."

Sandoval ignores curiosity about his weight like booing from the stands.

"I block it out," he said.

Perhaps significantly, manager Bruce Bochy, who was critical of Sandoval's weight earlier this month, sounded more upbeat this time.

"Pablo looks good," Bochy said. "He's been working hard. That's important for him and for us."

Sandoval will officially begin workouts with the rest of the full squad Friday.