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Make No Mistake, Pablo Sandoval Is a Workout Machine in #Beastmode in Fort Myers

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Don't be fooled by a photo and a snarky comment by a wannabe comedian.

And don't be fooled by the size of the man.

Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval is a workout machine who's been in #Beastmode this offseason and spring getting ready for his Fenway Park debut.

Sandoval's brother Mike -- who is omnipresent at JetBlue Park along with the rest of the Panda posse -- helps train his brother Pablo in the offseason.

The 33-year-old Mike Sandoval played some professional baseball himself, spending parts of nine seasons in the minor leagues before retiring in 2010, which included having a cup of coffee with the independent Brockton Rox back in 2004.

When Pablo was asked by WFXT-TV (Fox 25) sports anchor Butch Stearns this week about the one thing he wants Boston fans to know about him, Panda replied, "That I'm not fat." And he told ESPN's Karl Ravech and Curt Schilling that he's lost five pounds since the World Series. Speaking of the Series that the Red Sox hope to return to in this #Worst2FirstRound2 year, Panda's career OPS in the Fall Classic is an astounding 1.162.

To get an idea of what Pablo's workouts are like, take a look at Mike's regimen for him from two days ago:

Morning workout with @elteacher10 #nobulto happy weekend ✌️

A video posted by Mike Sandoval (@mikesandoval0807) on

The Panda demonstrates the quickness he learns from his brother every day in camp:

These workouts are nothing new to the new Sox third baseman, who was in grind mode getting ready for his final season with the Giants last offseason as well:

#training #hard #working #hard. Así arranca nuestra mañana y @kfp48 dándole duro. #motivación ✌️⚾️#pandamode

A video posted by Mike Sandoval (@mikesandoval0807) on

When it comes to getting ready to hit in the American League for the first time, Sandoval takes full batting practice each day from both sides of the plate, while most switch hitters will just split the difference in their session. The Panda will bat lefthanded, then join another group of hitters and complete another BP session hitting righthanded.

On defense, he's shown a quick glove at third base all spring during infield drills at JetBlue Park as well.

Oh and if you need a pick-up player for your basketball team, Pablo's your guy. Look at this crazy shot he made a month ago:

Let the #pandamonium begin:

#Repost @redsox with @repostapp.
What up 🐼 @kfp48 #SoxSpring They welcome 🐼 In is new home

A photo posted by Pablo sandoval (@kfp48) on

File under: Panda's a #beast. Don't believe me, just watch.

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