Following in the footsteps of the slimmer, trimmer Jason Giambi, Sammy Sosa and Mike Piazza, Tigers C Ivan Rodriguez has arrived at spring training 22 pounds lighter than last year.

I-Rod, recently implicated in Jose Canseco’s tell-all, supposedly hasn’t weighed this little since his first season in the big leagues at the age of 19.

Millions of Americans struggling with their personal fitness should take note — there is apparently no greater catalyst for rapid, dramatic weight loss than being falsely accused of steroid use.