NEW YORK (WFAN) — Bigger isn’t always better.
CC Sabathia showed up to spring training this year with a dramatically slimmer physique. He pitched in just eight regular-season games before an ailing right knee forced him to shut it down for the season.
But he insists there are no dots to connect there, despite some who might think the mechanics of his new body contributed to the injury.
“Honestly, if I was as heavy as I was a couple of years ago, I think my knee would be even worse,” Sabathia said Thursday on WFAN’s “Boomer & Carton” show. “You know, just taking all the pounding and stuff. So I think that the weight loss has helped my knees.”