Cubs righthander Carlos Zambrano will apologize to his Cubs teammates when he returns from the restricted list, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Cubs bullpen catcher Edgar Tovar, who has been in contact with Zambrano since his infamous blowup in the dugout on June 25, told the newspaper that the righthander is sorry. "He feels bad about everything," Tovar said. "He loves Chicago and he loves playing for the Cubs and wants to stay here."
Manager Lou Piniella expects Zambrano’s teammates to welcome him back, assuming he apologizes. "Time will heal wounds," Piniella said. "It was a very good idea to wait until after the All-Star break before he came in and addressed the team, and two weeks from now things will quiet down a heck of a lot."
Zambrano is expected to go on a minor league rehab assignment before rejoining the Cubs as a reliever.