Tipping the Scale: The Top 10 Most Overweight MLB Players

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Tipping the Scale: The Top 10 Most Overweight MLB Players
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After watching San Francisco Giants' third baseman Pablo Sandoval backpedal in a futile attempt to get his foot on the third base bag in game 5 of the NLCS before eventually falling backward, one can't help but chuckle.

It's not that Sandoval is alone in his seemingly lack of athleticism. Baseball players certainly have an amazing ability to either hit or pitch a baseball, but when it comes to agility and general athleticism, there are a few of them who appear to come up short. Retired players like John Kruk, Cecil Fielder, and David Wells immediately come to mind.

Only in baseball could an athlete be borderline obese yet still be able to be a productive everyday player.

Here's a look at the ten current Major League Baseball players who appear to be the most out of shape.

Note: This list is in no way implying that these aren't great players. It's only a lighthearted look at the physiques of some of baseball's premier players.

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