CC Sabathia’s Offseason Weight Loss May Lose Him Distinction of Game’s Heaviest Player


Feb 9, 2011

CC Sabathia was the heaviest player in baseball last year — packing his 6-foot-7 frame with 309 pounds — but with recent weight loss, Sabathia may be able to rid himself of that title.

The New York Times reports that a slimmer Sabathia will report to Yankees spring training, after an offseason of rehab and working out while recovering from October surgery to repair a meniscus tear.

A baseball official confirmed ESPN's Buster Olney's report via Twitter on Tuesday that Sabathia has become more svelte. The official said that the Yankee's pitcher dropped approximately 30 pounds during the offseason.

Sabathia has performed well during his two seasons with the Yankees, and losing the weight should only help to alleviate pressure on his right knee.

Sabathia finished third in American League Cy Young voting last season.

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