Add another name to the ever-growing “best shape of my life” list.
John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer caught up with Yonder Alonso today and reports that the Reds prospect has lost about 18 pounds already this offseason.
Alonso hired a personal chef and switched up his workout routine in order to prepare for potential outfield action, which the 24-year-old called “part of being a professional.”
Fay described Alonso as “noticeably trimmer and more cut.”
Whether or not that actually enables him to become a passable defensive outfielder remains to be seen after he looked pretty awful anywhere but first base for the Reds. And in the meantime Alonso’s name will continue to pop up in just about every Reds-related rumor because he’s stuck behind Joey Votto at first base.