Sammy Sosa begins training for return to big leagues

Updated: December 22, 2006, 5:50 PM ET
Associated Press

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- Sammy Sosa began training Thursday in hopes of returning to the major leagues.

"I feel like I did when I was a rookie," Sosa told The Associated Press. "I have a lot of spirit and a desire to return. I think I can play three or four more years in the form I am now."

Sosa hit the ball out of the park 15 times while training at a field in San Pedro de Macoris that is operated by the Japanese league's Hiroshima Carp.

The 38-year-old slugger said ...

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