Yankees starter CC Sabathia tweeted this photo from Wednesday night’s Kings @ Knicks game …
Now compare that to his September 2013 physique — it looks like two different people …
Sabathia finished the 2013 regular season with a career-worst 4.78 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 211 innings. The 33-year-old left-hander clearly did some hard work this winter with an eye on turning things around in 2014.
On November 30 the Nationals acquired catcher Yan Gomes from the Indians acquired infielder Andruw Monasterio from the Nationals for Daniel Johnson, Jefry Rodriguez and a player to be named later. The player has now been named: Andruw Monasterio.
Monasterio, an had been acquired by the Nationals from the Cubs in August in the Daniel Murphy deal. Now the 21-year-old infielder is on his way to Cleveland. He hit .267/.363/.338 in high-A ball last season. He’s probably a future utilityman. But hey, at least he now has a name.
[Editor: that’s not how “player to be named” works]
Anyway. Enjoy your Monday.