Whether he’s a stickler for details or simply doesn’t want to jinx his chances of reporting to Giants spring training IN THE BEST SHAPE OF HIS CAREER, SF 3B Pablo Sandoval took to Twitter Friday to refute reports he’d lost over 40 pounds this off-season.   Reports traced back to his own (alleged) comments, by the way.  From the San Jose Mercury News’ Alex Pavlovic (link swiped from Baseball Think Factory)

In two tweets sent Wednesday morning, Sandoval wrote, “I just wanted to express my opinion about some media comment about me losing 42lbs, I haven’t made any comment about how much weight…

“… I had lost so far. the day everyone will find out is the day before we report for ST 2014 – On a Mission – God Bless You all.”

The Giants have spent years trying to convince Sandoval to get into better shape, and according to Rafael Rojas of Meridiano TV, the Panda told reporters in his native Venezuela that he has dropped 42 pounds this offseason.