TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees ace CC Sabathia has reported to spring training at a slimmed-down 275 pounds, 40 below his high.
The 33-year-old left-hander was 14-13 last year and set career highs for ERA at 4.78 and home runs allowed with 28. He gave up 122 runs, the most in the major leagues.
Sabathia said Friday he decided to lose the weight after a cousin, Demetrius Davis, died of a heart attack at age 45 in December 2012. Sabathia dropped most of the pounds last year plus an additional 5 during the offseason.
Sabathia says “I felt like ‘The Biggest Loser’ last year,” a reference to a reality television show. “I lost a lot of weight, but I just wasn’t physically ready to go out and play.”
Source: Associated Press