Bilateral core surgery in late October wasn’t optional for Luke Voit, who suffered an abdominal strain in late June that landed him on the injured list until mid-July. Voit returned to the shelf July 31 and missed almost a month with a sports hernia.
According to the first baseman, however, the procedure not only repaired the problem but combined with the post-surgery rehab work has significantly improved other areas of his well-built 6-foot-3, 225-pound frame.
“I have never felt any better in my life. It’s everything. I feel faster, more agile and my strength is back,” Voit told The Post while driving through Atlanta on his way from Missouri to Tampa on Saturday.
Voit, who turns 29 on Feb. 13, isn’t only pumped about his body.
“One of the best teams in baseball,” Voit said when asked about the 2020 Yankees. “It’s an elite team, elite starting pitching and an elite lineup.”
After a solid 39-game performance in 2018 when the right-handed hitter introduced himself to pinstripes by hitting .333 (44-for-132) with 14 homers, 33 RBIs and posted a 1.095 OPS, Voit was hitting .280 (113-for-429) with 17 homers, 50 RBIs and a .901 OPS in his first 78 games last…