Yankees Sabathia Lost 30 Pounds, Joba Found Them

New York Yankees' C.C. Sabathia and Joba Chamberlain enjoy a laugh during the team's opening day of spring training campPitchers and catchers don’t officially report until next week, but there are already quite a few Yankees that have reported to camp early.

Among them are CC Sabathia and Joba Chamberlain.

The interesting thing to note about each player is that Sabathia has lost about 30 pounds this offseason. He had minor surgery on his knee and this is just part of his plan to keep pressure off the knee.

Meanwhile, Joba has shown up at least 10-15 pounds heavier. Joba tried to play it off as muscle weight saying that he added new gym to his home. Let’s hope that is the case because it sounds like some of the reporters are doubting that story.

If he did indeed gain weight from lack of conditioning this is a disturbing story. Joba has had an up and down career, but overall his numbers are pretty good for somebody his age. Still this could be a make or break season for the young pitcher.

There was a fear at the end of the 2009 season that Joba became too comfortable with his role on the Yankees and they talked about sending him down to the minors. They couldn’t really do it at the time because they were in the middle of a pennant race, but now that he’s not in the rotation or even in an important role in the bullpen there is nothing stopping them this time around.

Or maybe he’s right and he has added some muscle weight. Maybe he’s taken the fact that the Yankees have not even considered him for a starting job as a wake up call. It’ll be hard for us to make that call until we see him on the mound which isn’t going to happen for another three weeks.

For the record, that picture was taken in spring training 2010.

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7 Responses to Yankees Sabathia Lost 30 Pounds, Joba Found Them

  1. Mike S. says:

    Wallace Matthews on ESPNNewYork reports that A-Rod has apparently lost some weight. Greater flexibility, less bulk what with hip?

  2. Nyankees says:

    Joba the fat has been on this team for 3 years now, do think he would get his fat A** into a gym.I mean you are playing for the most storied franchise in all of the sports throughout the entire world and you can’t put down the f-in bonns and ice cream and get into a gym.It’s a shame if this guy took his job serious he would have been the ace we need so badly, just a fat a waste. Build his numbers up in spring and earlier in the season then send this tugboat out into the sea when the trade deadline comes around!

  3. kevin says:

    Didn’t Joba just get a big raise? It’s now up to him to stay in shape and earn that $$.

  4. clay says:

    He's finally living up to that joba the hut nickname…everyone check ou the sports blog at arthurguinnessismyhero.blogspot.com

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