May 14, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Texas Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder (84) drives in two runs with a double during the fifth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Texas Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder.
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It’s about time.

Prince Fielder, the Texas Rangers’ notably rotund first baseman known for slugging baseballs over the fence but not so much for his physique, will appear nude in ESPN’s annual body issue. From the AP:

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“The keystone to the issue is the “Bodies We Want” section, where athletes will be featured in tasteful nude poses.

Swimmer Michael Phelps, tennis star Venus Williams, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald, Texas Rangers slugger Prince Fielder and Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka will be included in the issue.”

Fielder is listed at 275 pounds.

h/t NBC, and also to Rich Levine for the punch line.