CC Sabathia retired from baseball in 2019 after a successful career. Ever since he’s retired from the league, he’s been putting in work and transforming his body.
Sabathia certainly doesn’t look how he did when he was playing. Our MLBbro is out here looking like a bodybuilder and he looks like he can still dominate on the mound.
Though Sabathia had success throughout his career, his weight was something he struggled with.
“My tagline as a baseball player was mass equals gas,” Sabathia said in an episode of Men’s Health’s Eat Like. “And I always thought the bigger I was, the better I pitched. And that was always the case for me.”
At one point during his career, he weighed over 300 pounds. 342 pounds to be exact.
But if you saw a recent picture of him and didn’t know who he was, you would never think he weighed that much.
It’s a process and a consistent routine that Sabathia sticks to daily. And it’s not all about working out, he’s eating healthier as well which is a good balance to have.
As you can see, his hard work is definitely paying off.
According to a Yahoo.com article, Sabathia wakes up around 6:30 a.m. to eat breakfast and then heads to the gym to work out with his trainer.
That is something Sabathia does six days a week and he’s not showing any signs of slowing down.
Sabathia had a health scare towards the end of his career and that prompted a change to his health.
It was in 2018 when he was doing a training session with his trainer.
“I was in there working out, and he was like bro, you’re white,” Sabathia told Menshealth.com. “You need to go get checked out.”
When he went to the hospital, he ended up needing a stent because of a 90 percent blockage in an artery to his heart.
That will wake somebody up for sure and open their eyes to see that a change needs to be made.
Sabathia wasted no time and after he retired, he got to work.
The lefty had an exceptional career on the mound. He played 19 seasons in the league and during that time he won a World Series title and won an AL Cy Young award.
Not to mention he was a six-time All-Star and led the league in wins twice.
He finished his career with 251 wins and 3,093 strikeouts.
Those are some impressive accomplishments and numbers right there and he was doing that weighing close to 300 pounds.
Just think, if Sabathia had the body he has now and was in the league, he could have been even more dominant.
But he still was able to make a name for himself and establish himself as one of the most dominant pitchers to ever take the mound.
It won’t be too long until his name will be called in Cooperstown. But until then you might want to follow his journey because the transformation he has made is a sight to see.