Weighty issue for Belliard

The veteran infielder has to drop a couple of pounds to make the Dodgers' roster

Updated: February 26, 2010, 12:39 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Ronnie Belliard reported to spring training on Thursday with a major league contract in hand. But as anyone over 30 can attest -- and the veteran infielder definitely falls into that category -- his chance of actually making the club hinges on his ability to overcome an obstacle that might be as formidable as that faced by any of the 24 non-roster hopefuls the Dodgers have in camp.

Belliard has to drop a couple of pounds. At least.

The one-year, $825,000 contract ...

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