The Internet recently had some fun with Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval after a photo surfaced of him looking bigger than usual at spring training. 

However, Kung Fu Panda wants to prove to everyone that his weight won’t be a problem for the upcoming season.

According to Rob Bradford from, Sandoval challenged Steve Silva from to join him for a workout. Silva, the man who tweeted out the picture of Sandoval, told the team’s PR department that he would accept the challenge.

Here’s the photo that Silva originally tweeted:

There have been plenty of jokes about Sandoval’s weight since the picture went viral, including some from his teammates:

Despite his weight, Sandoval is still a professional athlete, and Silva will get to learn quite a bit about the 28-year-old’s workout routine in the near future.


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