Sosa's Role With Rangers Will Change

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CLEVELAND -- Texas Ranger Sammy Sosa's climb up the home run chart is about to slow down.
Sosa was told in a closed-door meeting today that his playing
time will be cut -- one day after the Rangers traded away two other
established stars.
Sosa says the Rangers have "young kids they want to see" and
that once in a while, he'll be playing.
Sosa also says he doesn't have a problem with it.
The 38-year-old Sosa leads the last-place Rangers with 16 homers
and 70 RBIs.
He's seen his average drop to .239 after reaching a season-high
.278 on May eleventh.
Sosa nailed his 600th career homer June 20th -- and currently
has 604.
General manager Jon Daniels says Sosa will get at-bats here and
there and when someone needs a rest.
First-year manager Ron Washington told Sosa about that team's
new direction.