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14 Paul Konerko DH
Height/Weight: 6-2/220 | Birthdate: 3/5/1976 | Birthplace: Providence, RI | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Chicago | College: No College | MLB Experience: 18 | Salary: $12,501,506 | Owned/Started%: 1/0 | Average Draft Position: 262.13
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Paul Konerko able to return Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko has returned to action Friday.

Konerko has not played since September 2 due to a hand injury. He will play first base for the White Sox Friday. 


Paul Konerko could be ready to return to plate this weekend


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) White Sox retiring designated hitter Paul Konerko is slated to return this weekend in Tampa Bay from a fractured hand that has kept him out since Sept. 2. But Robin Ventura doesn't want to rush him.

"I think during the weekend we'll be able to give him hopefully a couple of at-bats," Ventura told MLB.com. "If he's up for it, he can probably DH one of those games."

Konerko could play significantly when the team returns home as he concludes his farewell season.


Paul Konerko remains out Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) White Sox designated hitter Paul Konerko remains out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Royals. Konerko said a few days ago that he was aiming to return from a fractured hand this week, but he still has yet to play since Sept. 2.


Paul Konerko unable to return Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Royals, as he continues to deal with a fractured hand.

Konerko has not played since Sept 2, but told reporters earlier in the week he thinks he will be able to play at some point during the team's current series. 


Paul Konerko expects to play this week


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/15/2014) White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko, out since Sept. 2 with a small fracture in his left hand, had originally hoped to return over the weekend but now thinks he'll be able to play at some point during the three-game series at Kansas City that begins Monday, according to ESPN.com. At the latest, he'll appear in the three-game series at Tampa Bay that begins Friday.

"I'm in a pretty good spot; I took some swings off the tee, some soft toss," said Konerko. "I definitely could feel it in there. It's a little sore today but it's soreness that I know. It's not that I went backward. It was expected. So I think now, for me, I have no worries that I'm going to get back out there this week."


Paul Konerko aims to return this weekend


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) White Sox designated hitter Paul Konerko wants to return to the lineup this weekend, 670thescore.com reports.

Konerko hasn't played since Sept. 2 due to a small fracture in his hand, but he said Wednesday that the hand is feeling better. He has hit .220/.272/.344 with five home runs and 22 RBI in 186 at-bats.


Paul Konerko to lose about a week to hand injury


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2014) The White Sox have announced that veteran first baseman Paul Konerko has sustained a sesamoid fracture in his left hand that could keep him off the field for about a week depending on the pain level.

Konerko, who is set to retire after the season, has just four hits in his last 37 at-bats in weakening his stat line on the year to .220/.272/.344.


Paul Konerko a bright light in dark day for White Sox


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2014) The old veteran was the lone bright spot for the White Sox on Saturday in a lopsided loss to Kansas City. Paul Konerko provided the only run with a homer in the ninth inning that averted a shutout.

Konerko also singled twice in raising his batting average to .212, its highest point in exactly one month.


Paul Konerko drives in three


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2014) White Sox designated hitter Paul Konerko homered and doubled and drove in three runs in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Padres. Konerko hit a solo shot in the second inning that traveled 370 feet to left, then cracked a two-run double in the sixth. These were his first RBI since May 21.

Konerko is hitting only .191 with 14 RBI in 89 at-bats.


Paul Konerko returns to lineup Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2014) White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko was able to return to the starting lineup Saturday. 

Konerko has been dealing with a back strain, and has missed the last two games. He hit seventh and served as the designated hitter Saturday. In 82 at-bats, Konerko is hitting .171. 


Paul Konerko dealing with back strain


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2014) White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko was held out of the starting lineup for the second consecutive day because of a back strain on Friday against San Diego, ESPN Chicago reports.

Konerko has had a history of back issues which landed him on the disabled list last season. His back locked up on him on Tuesday, according to the report.

Konerko is hitting .171 with two home runs and 11 RBI in 82 at-bats. His status remains uncertain for Saturday's game.

Paul Konerko collects second home run Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2014) Serving as the designated hitter Monday, White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko went 1 for 4 with a two-run home run in his team's 7-6 win over the Royals.

Konerko, who will continue to see an increase in playing time with Jose Abreu on the disabled list, put his team up 7-6 in the fifth inning with his two-run blast. The runs would be the last scored by either side on the night. Konerko, who entered the game 0 for 13 over his last six appearances, has hit .196/.242/.357 with two home runs and 10 RBI in 56 at-bats.


Paul Konerko smacks first home run Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2014) White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko went 1 for 4 Saturday and hit his first home run of the season in his team's 4-3 loss to the Diamondbacks.

Konerko, who hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning to bring his team within one run, has been limited to spot duty with the emergence of Jose Abreu as the team's best hitter. Konerko has hit .256/.302/.410 with seven RBI in just 39 at-bats.


Paul Konerko drives in three with pair of doubles


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2014) White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko continues to wait for his first home run of the season, but he managed to make a big impact with his bat Wednesday, in an 8-3 win over the Cubs.

Konerko drove in three runs with a pair of doubles, just his second and third of the season. He also scored once, while going 2 for 3 with a walk in the game.

Konerko is hitting just .257/.308/.343 in 35 at-bats this season.  


Paul Konerko working on new role as part-timer


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2014) It took White Sox designated hitter Paul Konerko 20 days and 16 at-bats to get his second hit of the season. But he has begun to adjust to his new professional life as mostly a pinch-hitter.

"I've played a million games. I've been playing for a long time," he explained to MLB.com. "But you know this role here, no matter how many games you played before or where you are at, it's always a little bit of an adjustment. It still is.

"There are some things that happen just in talking to guys who have done it before, you go out and feel good. Your eyes tell you what to do and you are doing everything right and everything doesn't end up going right. That's normal ... you have to practice it."

That practice has begun to pay off for Konerko, who has four hits in his last six at-bats, including a double.


Trio of White Sox make 2014 starting debut Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2014) The White Sox placed designated hitter Paul Konerko, outfielder Dayan Viciedo and catcher Adrian Nieto in the starting lineup Saturday for the first time this season.

The right-handed batters have been included to combat Royals southpaw starter Bruce Chen.


Paul Konerko chooses to not start Monday's opener


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2014) White Sox first baseman/DH Paul Konerko will not be in the starting lineup Monday against the Twins. It will be the first time since 1998 that Konerko has not been in the team's starting lineup.

Konerko was offered the chance to start, but he talked manager Robin Ventura out of the idea since Konerko felt it was best for the team he should not start, according to ESPN.


Paul Konerko scratched with stomach issue


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2014) White Sox designated hitter Paul Konerko has been scratched from Sunday's game due to a stomach issue, according to MLB.com.

He'll be replaced in the lineup by Mike McDade. Konerko will likely rest for a few days, but should return to action. He's expected to be a part-time designated hitter with the club this season.

Konerko hit .244/.313/.355 in 467 at-bats last year.


Paul Konerko embracing new role with White Sox


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2014) Veteran Paul Konerko sees himself as a mentor for young players as much as he does a player, according to CSNChicago.com.

Konerko has lost his starting job with the White Sox to Cuban signee Jose Abreu and will likely serve as designated hitter only against left-handed pitching with Adam Dunn in the lineup against righties. But Konerko claims he is OK with that.

"Four years from now, if this team is a good team year in and year out ... to know I had a hand in that to help some of these guys along that will make me feel good when I'm playing golf somewhere," he said.


Paul Konerko confirms this is it


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/24/2014) White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko confirmed this will be his final season, according to FoxSports.com.

Konerko said his wife "laid down the law," and this will be his final season. The 37-year-old will take on a limited role during his last year in the majors. Konerko hit .244 in 467 at-bats last season.


Terms of Paul Konerko's deal now known


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(12/4/2013) MLB.com reports that Paul Konerko's one-year deal with the White Sox will be for $2.5 million. A portion of his salary will be deferred.

Initial reports of Konerko reaching an agreement to return to the White Sox surfaced Wednesday morning.


Paul Konerko to return to White Sox


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(12/4/2013) FOXSports.com reports that first baseman Paul Konerko will re-sign with the White Sox. The 37-year-old was contemplating retirement, but he will return for a 16th season in Chicago.

At a minimum, Konerko will lose playing time, as the White Sox signed first baseman Jose Abreu to a six-year, $68 million deal this offseason.


Paul Konerko to make decision before Winter Meetings


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2013) White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko will tell the team whether he'll return prior to the start of the Winter Meetings, according to ESPN Chicago.

Konerko has been contemplating retirement, and has yet to make a decision about his future. If he decides to come back, the White Sox will find a spot for him on their roster. The team brought in first baseman Jose Abreu during the offseason, and already employ Adam Dunn, so there might be a roster crunch if Konerko returns. The 37-year-old hit .244/.313/.355 in 467 at-bats. 


Paul Konerko likely to make decision before winter meetings


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(11/20/2013) ESPN.com reports that the White Sox expect free agent first baseman Paul Konerko to decide whether he will play for them in 2014 before the beginning of the annual winter meetings on Dec. 9. General manager Rick Hahn and manager Robin Ventura met with Konerko earlier this month to offer him a spot on the team's roster.

Konerko has stated previously if he returns to play for the White Sox or another team, it will be for only one more season.


White Sox unsure if Paul Konerko will return


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/19/2013) The White Sox are still unsure if first baseman Paul Konerko will return, according to Comcast Sportsnet. 

The team has said Konerko is welcome back, and will have a role if he chooses to return. Team owner Jerry Reinsdorf told a Chicago radio station he has no idea if Konerko will play in 2014. 

"It’s truly Paul’s option. He has earned the right to come back if he wants to come back. He’s been the most popular player over the last 15 years that we’ve had. … He’s basically a White Sox lifer. He’s a terrific teammate. He’s our captain and he just has to make a decision whether he wants to come back or not."

It's unclear what Konerko's role would be if he comes back. The club signed Cuban first baseman Jose Abreu during the offseason, and already have Adam Dunn slotted at designated hitter. Konerko said in September that he would be willing to return in a part-time role, but only with the White Sox.