Posted February 19, 2012 on AP on Fox
CC Sabathia's weight is down, and the New York Yankees are counting on that to help his performance. The five-time All-Star said Sunday he's shed 10 to 15 pounds and reported to spring training weighing about 290 - the same as a year ago when he pitched brilliantly early in the season but not nearly as effective down the stretch, when he appeared to be much heavier. After winning 13 of his first 17 decisions, Sabathia finished 19-8 overall with a 3.00 ERA. The Yankees rewarded him with a contract extension that added $30 million and one season to his existing contract. General manager Brian Cashman later arranged a meeting with Sabathia to discuss the importance of the 31-year-old watching his weight as he gets older.

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Yankees hoping slimmer Sabathia returns to form

TAMPA — CC Sabathia already had a five-year contract worth $122 million stuffed into his pocket when Brian Cashman suggested a Bronx sit down with the Yankees ace. Joined by trainer Steve Donohue and Joe Girardi, Cashman wanted to talk about Sabathia’s weight. “I thought it was important enough to...

Video: 1-on-1 with Sabathia

CC Sabathia talks about Yankees newly acquired pitcher Michael Pineda and previews Playstation's MLB12 The Show. (NBC Sports)

Yanks' Sabathia: It's gut-check time

TAMPA — CC Sabathia and GM Brian Cashman acknowledged Sunday that the pitcher’s weight ballooned last season in the second half and the pitcher admitted, “It’s just something that’s up to me to maintain.”

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