The CC Sabathia weight loss plan: easier than you’d think

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Last week there was some stuff about CC Sabathia’s weight. It was reported that he lost 30 pounds. Brian Cashman wasn’t having it.  Today, however, he reported to Yankees camp in Tampa, and multiple reporters have tweeted this morning that Sabathia looks slimmer.  He told some of them that he’s probably lost 25 pounds.  Mark Feinsand of the Daily News quotes Sabathia explaining how he did it:

“I stopped eating Cap’n Crunch every day. … I used to eat that stuff by the box.”

Word on the street is that the roof of Sabathia’s mouth is in the best shape of its life.

Seriously: how can anyone eat Capn’ Crunch?  You may as well just chomp on razor blades.  Now, Peanut Butter Crunch: that’s another story …

UPDATE:  Glad to see I’m not alone with this.

Phillies sign Trevor Plouffe to minor league deal

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Infielder Trevor Plouffe has signed a minor league deal with the Phillies, Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News reports. Plouffe asked for and was granted his release from the Rangers earlier this month.

Plouffe, 31, had a double and a home run in 17 plate appearances with Triple-A Round Rock to start the 2018 season. He spent last year with the Athletics and Rays, putting up a meager .198/.272/.318 batting line in 100 games.

Plouffe has mostly played third base throughout his career, but can also handle the other three infield spots and both outfield corners, so he’ll serve as organizational depth at Triple-A Lehigh Valley for the Phillies.