UPDATE: Sammy Sosa is black again!

Has Sammy Sosa bleached his skin?

Some pictures of the former Chicago Cubs slugger that were taken at this year’s Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas on Thursday seem to reveal a stunning metamorphosis.  His skin has become several shades lighter and he also seems to be wearing green contact lenses.

So what’s the scoop?

“He is going through a rejuvenation process for his skin,” says to Rebecca Polihronis, a former Cubs staffer who has stayed in touch with Sosa. “Women have it all of the time. He was surprised he came out looking so white. I thought it was a body double. Part of (the photo appearance) is just the lighting.”

“People who saw him in person did not react the same way. He can’t believe it is such a big deal…He is in the middle of doing a cleansing process to his skin. The picture is deceiving. He said, ‘If you saw me in person, you would be surprised. When you see me in person, it is not going to seem like the picture.'”