Sosa has hit in second rehab start

Updated: June 15, 2004, 1:10 AM ET
Associated Press

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Sammy Sosa said he expects to be back in Chicago on Friday to play against Oakland.

Sammy Sosa
Sosa

Sosa made his second rehab start Tuesday with the Chicago Cubs' Double-A affiliate the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx.

He had a hit in four at-bats. Batting leadoff as the designated hitter, Sosa doubled, grounded out twice and struck out swinging in a 4-2 loss to the Birmingham Barons, the Double-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox.

Sosa said one more day in Tennessee will make everything complete.

He's expected to play right field Wednesday night for the Diamond Jaxx before returning to Chicago.

Sosa has been out of action for the Cubs since May 16 with a sprained ligament in his back brought on by sneezing.


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