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10 of the most impressive workouts of the MLB off-season

Check out how these 10 ballplayers stay in shape for the 162-game season.

It's early February, and in the coming week pitchers and catchers will begin reporting to spring training to prepare for the 2018 MLB season. They'll soon be followed by position players for a month of warmups before the season officially gets underway.

"Pitchers and catchers report" is the magic phrase that signals to baseball fans that the season is on the horizon. Though, for some players, the physicality involved with being able withstand a grueling 162-game season requires year-long prep.

Including spring training and potentially the postseason, some players will participate in upwards of 200 games in a given season. Pulling off such a feat means being in peak physical form all year.

What follows are our 10 favorite off-season workouts that we've found on Instagram.

10. CC Sabathia, New York Yankees


#nooffseason @mlb

A post shared by CC Sabathia (@cc_sabathia) on Jan 29, 2018 at 4:23pm PST

9. Noah Syndergaard, New York Mets


Choo choo! 🚄 @apec817 @nikebaseball

A post shared by Noah Syndergaard (@nsyndergaard) on Dec 18, 2017 at 3:03pm PST

8. Luis Severino, New York Yankees


Great workout today thanks to @jhoanfisio #gettingteady #sevy #ny #rd #sevy #team

A post shared by Luis Severino (@severino40) on Nov 23, 2017 at 1:17pm PST

7. Carlos Santana, Philadelphia Phillies


gracia a mi Dios por darme la fuerza de seguir trabajando 💪💪💪💪💪

A post shared by carlos santana (@slamtana_41) on Jan 17, 2018 at 10:39am PST

6. Jason Kipnis, Cleveland Indians


Throwing away bad habits like.... @colton.pick

A post shared by Jason Kipnis (@jasonkipnis22) on Jan 5, 2018 at 5:01pm PST

5. Jose Reyes, New York Mets

4. Andrew McCutchen, San Francisco Giants



A post shared by Andrew McCutchen (@cutchtwenty2) on Jan 22, 2018 at 4:11pm PST

3. Yunel Escobar, free agent


Todavía por aquí.🏋🏾‍♂️

A post shared by ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Yunel Escobar (@yunelescobar_5) on Jan 9, 2018 at 2:40pm PST

2. Giancarlo Stanton, New York Yankees


Is it too late to qualify for the Winter Olympics? ⛷

A post shared by Giancarlo Stanton (@giancarlo818) on Jan 6, 2018 at 3:48pm PST

1. Marcus Stroman, Toronto Blue Jays


Back on campus. @dukeathletics #HDMH @dukeuniversity

A post shared by Marcus Stroman (@mstrooo6) on Jan 27, 2018 at 7:48am PST