On Tuesday night, the New York Yankees released a photo of recently retired star pitcher CC Sabathia.
The six-time All-Star left hander is looking pretty svelte since he decided to walk away from the baseball diamond. Sabathia, who routinely packed around 300 pounds on his 6-foot-7-inch frame during his playing days, debuted a shockingly ripped and trimmed down physique back in early May.
Two months later, he’s looking even more toned. The left-hander stepped back on the field this afternoon and he’s looking ready for a comeback.
In fact, he teased fans on social media hinting at a potential return. “Don’t call it a comeback,” Sabathia said on Twitter.
Don’t call it a comeback 🤣🤣 https://t.co/fmna2JNwz7
— CC Sabathia (@CC_Sabathia) July 7, 2020
No, Sabathia isn’t coming back to Major League Baseball. However, it’s good to see him spending some time around the team during his retirement.
Sabathia capped off a brilliant 19-year playing career last season. He spent the last 11 of those years with the Yankees.
The 2007 Cy Young Award winner with the Cleveland Indians, Sabathia finished with a career record of 251-161, along with 3,093 strikeouts and a 3.74 ERA.
His career came to a heartbreaking end during in the Yankees’ Game 4 loss to the Houston Astros in the 2019 ALCS, when the hulking lefty exited with an injured shoulder.
The 2020 MLB season is scheduled to kick off later this month – with the Yankees facing off against the Washington Nationals.
New York is one of the favorites to win the World Series.