C.C. Sabathia underwent a heart procedure this offseason in order to remove blockage in an artery running into his heart. The surgery, while serious, has been completed, and the veteran pitcher is set to return to the mound for the 2019 season after being cleared to resume baseball activities.

Sabathia revealed on his R2C2 podcast with Ryan Ruocco, however, that he actually came dangerously close to losing his life due due to his health issues.