“I should have been there; I would have liked to have been there,” Sosa told ESPN Deportes. “The Cubs know where to find me, and I hope to have the chance to clear up any misunderstanding.”
Sosa played 13 seasons with the Cubs and is their all-time home run leader with 545, but he departed from the team on a sour note in 2004 when he left Wrigley Field early during the final game of the season. Sosa was also mentioned on a New York Times list of players who failed performance enhancing drug tests in 2003 and was caught using a corked bat that same year.
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“There are some things Sammy needs to look at and consider prior to having an engagement with the team,” Cubs spokesman Julian Green said.