Lighter-Skinned Sammy Sosa “Not Trying To Be Michael Jackson,” Associate Says

Ex-baseball slugger Sammy Sosa is “not trying to be Michael Jackson,” a Chicago Cubs employee who talks to the outfielder frequently said after pictures of a dramatically lighter-complected Sosa at an after-party following Thursday’s Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas, surfaced online.

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“He is going through a rejuvenation process for his skin. Women have it all of the time. He was surprised he came out looking so white. I thought it was a body double. Part of is just the lighting,” Rebecca Polihronis, an employee of Sosa’s former team, the Cubs, told the Chicago Tribune.

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“He was doing a dermatological skin process after years and years in the sun,” Polihronis said. “It did come out looking weird.”

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Sosa retired from baseball two years ago, after hitting 21 home runs in 412 at-bats for the Texas Rangers.

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