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Here's Prince Fielder posing nude on the cover of ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue

Photo courtesy of ESPN the Magazine

What do Venus Williams, Michael Phelps, Jamie Anderson, Serge Ibaka, Marshawn Lynch and Prince Fielder all have in common?

Each of the six posed nude for the covers of this year's ESPN The Magazine Body Issue. How is Prince different from the other five? Well, just take a look at his version of the cover above.

The Rangers first baseman may not sport a traditional athlete's frame, but remember that he'd never been on the DL before suffering a season-ending neck injury in May. That injury ended a streak of 547 consecutive games played, which at that time was the longest active streak in baseball. Fielder told ESPN:

You don't have to look like an Under Armour mannequin to be an athlete. A lot of people probably think I'm not athletic or don't even try to work out or whatever, but I do. Just because you're big doesn't mean you can't be an athlete. And just because you work out doesn't mean you're going to have a 12-pack. I work out to make sure I can do my job to the best of my ability.

In a behind-the-scenes video, Fielder talks about his changing diet and explains the origin of a few of his tattoos:

Fielder isn't the only Major Leaguer to grace the pages of ESPN the Magazine. You might remember Matt Harvey  considerately taking out some room service or Giancarlo Stanton posing as Atlas.  Jose Bautista and Nelson Cruz have also been featured, and Jose Reyes appeared on the cover in 2011.  

And of course, we can't forget about the most important shirtless picture in all of sports: 

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