6/28 Soriano on Z: "He needs to apologize"

Alfonso Soriano tried to call Carlos Zambrano again on Sunday night to try to get an explanation for the pitcher’s behavior on Friday but didn’t reach him.

“I wanted to talk to him — we’re friends,” Soriano said Monday. “Whatever happened on Friday, he’s still my friend. I want to talk to him, what he was thinking, and have him explain it. We’re friends.”

Zambrano was suspended indefinitely after his dugout tantrum at U.S. Cellular Field after the first inning against the White Sox. He yelled at his teammates, accusing them of not playing behind him.

“We’ve moved on,” Soriano said. “We have to move on and play one day at a time and focus on the other team. We have a lot of things to do and not think about what happened on Friday.”

Soriano planned on trying to reach out to Zambrano again Monday but he’s not losing sleep over the rant.

“We have a lot of things to do, a lot of things to think about,” Soriano said. “We can’t think about Zambrano.”

Does Big Z need to apologize to the team?

“I think he needs to apologize,” Soriano said. “What he said was not good for the team and not good for anybody because he did it in front of the camera and in front of a lot of people. I think we need a little explaining about what he did on Friday.

“I want to know how he feels, why he did it. … Everybody knows Zambrano, but I know he has a very good heart and he likes to play hard for the team.”

— Carrie Muskat


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