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Talk about a glow up.

Have you seen how former pitcher CC Sabathia, a Bay Area native, is looking these days shortly after announcing his retirement? He’s jacked!

Right? We know.

The Vallejo-born's podcast partner on “R2C2,” Ryan Ruocco, confirmed this is not Photoshopped and is the real 2007 AL Cy Young Award winner. 

Sabathia has been putting in a lot of work since the world has gone into quarantine, Ruocco said. 

It certainly shows. 

Sabathia made the decision to embrace a raw, vegan diet a couple of years ago after learning the most important thing to recover from an injury was what he was putting in his body. He was rehabbing from a surgery to remove damaged cartilage and a Baker’s cyst from his right knee back in 2018. 

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Sabathia always has been a guy of bigger stature, and if you want to go by his weight that was last listed on his Baseball-Reference page, he was pushing around 300 pounds. 

The Vallejo High School graduate retired from baseball on Oct. 21, 2019, after a 19-year career across three teams, which included 11 seasons with the New York Yankees. 

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He earned six All-Star selections in addition to that Cy Young Award, won a ring with the Pinstripes in 2009, and on April 30, 2019, became the 17th pitcher in MLB history to reach 3,000 strikeouts. Just the third southpaw to do so.

Quarantine did him goooooood.