CC Sabathia retired last season after giving everything he had to several organizations, most notably, the New York Yankees in the second half of his career. He was one of the most important players in the 2009 title and managed to resurrect his career after a bad stretch between 2013 and 2015.
Of course, New York Yankees’ fans remember him, besides his on-field success, for the extra weight he carried throughout his career. After he retired, he vowed that he would slim down and rock a more svelte figure, a promise that he has kept so far if we see the latest photograph that hit the Internet.
After the picture appeared on social media, his podcast co-host Ryan Ruocco confirmed it is authentic. The photograph portrays CC Sabathia in a sleeveless muscle shirt. Ruocco went to his Twitter account and posted the following message: â€œThe big fella has been getting after it during quarantine!â€
He has made strides since his early Yankees’ days
Weight had begun to be an issue late in Sabathia’s career and, more importantly, in his life, for health-related reasons. Before the 2019 season, doctors discovered a 90 percent blockage in an artery leading to his heart, so he had to undergo an angioplasty in December 2018.
CC, who is currently 39 years old, was listed at 300 pounds in the 2019 season, and he went 5-8 with a 4.95 ERA in 23 games.
A change in his lifetime – he went from eating boxes of Cap’n Crunch in the first few years of his Yankees tenure to a vegan diet with no alcohol recently – made a big difference in his life.
â€œIt took for me to get out of baseball to get in shape, you know what Iâ€™m saying?â€ Sabathia said last week on his podcast. â€œIâ€™m trying to get right for Vegas, for the Raiders, when I come to the games.â€
Here is the photo:
â€” Ryan Ruocco (@RyanRuocco) May 12, 2020