C.C. Sabathia has lost 20 pounds

I don’t think it’s quite “best shape of his life” season yet, but via Rob Abruzzese, Yankees’ ace C.C. Sabathia is getting trim after offseason knee surgery. “I’ve lost 20 pounds,” Sabathia said on Colin Cowherd’s ESPN Radio show. “Coming off the elbow surgery, I just wanted to be healthy and stay healthy all year.” Rob also passes along a first hand observation on Sabathia’s leaner figure after seeing C.C. on ESPN.

Sabathia’s weight issue has been a just-under-the-surface topic ever since the Yankees’ ace got off the Captain Crunch came into camp lighter back in 2011, only to regain most of the weight during the season. It’s not something that has really hindered Sabathia’s performance in his career thus far, but with the commitment the Yankees have made to the big guy, shedding as many unnecessary pounds as possible and reducing any added stress to his lower body can only be a good thing.

3 thoughts on “C.C. Sabathia has lost 20 pounds

  1. John

    I thought it was elbow surgery?

  2. DJ JD (Jeff)

    CC was on a Live phone-in on MLB Network today, he said he didn't lose 20 pounds, he said he has been able to keep off the 20 pounds he lost last year.

  3. a57se

    Hopefully he didn't gain 40 lbs. BEFORE losing the 20…….

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