Neither he nor his adivisors made the claim, but they will soon, I can assure you:
Zduriencik on @710ESPNSeattle says that Montero has lost 30-35 lbs. They will work with him in spring training at 1b.
— Shannon Drayer (@shannondrayer) December 31, 2014
Good for him. He has been in the process of eating and behaving his way out of the game the past couple of years — remember the ice cream sandwich incident? — but he just turned 25 and is probably still too young to give up on.
At Triple-A last year Montero hit .286/.350/.489 with 16 home runs and 74 RBI over 97 games, and that was with him being out of shape. If this report is true — and if the weight loss is part of on overall attitude adjustment — there is still a chance that he could fulfill at least some portion of the promise he had as a young prospect.