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CC's improved stamina

CC Sabathia has already noticed one big change as a result of the weight he lost this offseason.

“I have a little more stamina, especially coming out of the bullpen and going straight to the mound,” he said Thursday morning after throwing live batting practice. “I feel good.”

Sabathia, who lost 25 pounds and weighed in at 290 last week, said not getting fatigued has helped in his mechanics.

“I just don’t get tired,” he said. “Early in spring training in years past I would get a little gassed in my bullpens and I would suffer from it 30, 40 pitches in. [Now] I’m able to just keep my mechanics together and work on stuff that I need to work on.”

Sabathia is scheduled to make his first start of the spring Monday in Lakeland against the Tigers.
 

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