June 7, 2003 at 3:39 AM CDT - Updated June 21 at 10:41 PM
Major League Baseball handed down an 8 game suspension to Sammy Sosa for using a corked bat on Tuesday night.
Sosa has said he will appeal the suspension. He will be allowed to continue to play until the appeal is complete. The Cubs have said that they back Sosa, and feel that his past good record in the game will lessen his suspension. Chicago is currently in a 1st place tie with the Astros in the National League Central.