Even when he’s lost some weight, CC Sabathia is still a big man. And he’s not the only one in the Yankees rotation. Phil Hughes and Freddy Garcia are both big guys, and Ivan Nova is a full 6-foot-4. But none of the Yankees starters measures up to Sabathia quite like the new guy. If Sabathia is the Big Man, then Michael Pineda is surely the Big Kid.
“That dude’s a monster,” Nick Swisher said yesterday. “I didn’t know he was that big. We’ve got him and CC, those two guys look like brothers standing next to one another. Two big boys.”
This morning, those two big boys are throwing batting practice for the first time this spring. It might not be a significant step, but it’s a necessary step. And it’s what’s next for two of the most important pieces of this Yankees pitching staff. They’re going to be hard to miss.
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