I’m in absolute, unabashed, mouth-agape shock at the glow up C.C. Sabathia has undergone since retiring from MLB.

Normally we see players treat themselves and let themselves go in retirement. Sabathia has instead used the last two years to transform himself into a bulging mass of sinew and muscle the likes of which we have never seen. It happened for a good reason. In late 2018 Sabathia suffered a heart scare, prompting him to make his health a priority and drop 60 pounds. Still, there’s a difference between weight loss and THIS transformation though.

Seriously, just in case you forgot what he looked like at his playing peak, this

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