Former baseball player Sammy Sosa looks dramatically different

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CHICAGO -- A former Chicago Cubs player is back in the news and has become a trending subject on Twitter, WGN9 reports.

Sammy Sosa appeared on ESPN earlier this week and looked dramatically different.

In the interview, he's sporting a pink fedora and his complexion appeared to be much whiter.

In 2009, the former slugger did an interview on Univision and addressed the comments about his skin, according to ESPN.

"It's a bleaching cream that I apply before going to bed and whitens my skin some," he said. "It's a cream that I have, that I use to soften [my skin], but has bleached me some. I'm not a racist, I live my life happily."

Sosa played with the Chicago Cubs from 1992 until 2004.