Paul Konerko 1B/DH CWS 3 Days
Konerko (hand) could return Wednesday, but says he will certainly be ready by Friday, CSN Chicago's Dan Hayes reports.
He hit 30 pitches in extended batting practice Tuesday, and while Konerko is close to returning, there isn't a set plan for how Chicago plans to deploy him over the final 11 games. The White Sox are holding Paul Konerko Day on Sept. 27, so he'll definitely be in the lineup for that affair, but it's doubtful he'll be used like an everyday player down the stretch.
Paul Konerko 1B/DH CWS 5 Days
Konerko (hand) felt only normal soreness after taking swings in the batting cage Saturday.
Konerko is presumably ready to play again, and he should return to action some time this week. If he does not play in the Chicago's upcoming three-game set with the Royals, he is confident he will be ready to play in next weekend's series with the Rays.
Paul Konerko 1B/DH CWS 9 Days
Konerko (hand) hopes to swing with his fractured hand over the weekend, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Konerko has been progressing well, and is hopeful that he will be able to return some point during the team's nine-game road trip starting Monday. The swelling in his hand has gone done, so if he can swing pain-free he could return next week.
Paul Konerko 1B/DH CWS 13 Days
The swelling in Konerko's hand has gone down, and he is hoping to return to action before the season ends, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.
It's not certain when Konerko will play again, but he figures he will at least be able to play in the White Sox's final home series later this month, and is optimistic about returning sooner.
Paul Konerko 1B/DH CWS 14 Days
Konerko has been diagnosed with a fractured sesamoid bone in his left hand, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
The injury, which occurred on a tag play at first base earlier in the week, will sideline Konerko for at least the next seven days but manager Robin Ventura said he is "very hopeful" the 38-year-old will play again before the end of the month. Ventura said recently that he would like to get Konerko more playing time over the final few weeks, after Konerko put the team first and accepted a reduced role this season.
Paul Konerko 1B/DH CWS 22 Days
Manager Robin Ventura said he would like to give Konerko more playing time in the season's final month, the Chicago Tribune reports. "I'm sure he'll get a few more for everybody's sake," Ventura said.
The White Sox's captain has served in a limited role in his final season, primarily serving as the team's DH and sometime-1B against lefties en route to 179 at-bats. The team might up that time in the final month to give him a "proper" sendoff, but don't expect it to increase too significantly -- he has rarely played on back-to-back days this season, so it might be difficult to play a full week of games.
Paul Konerko 1B/DH CWS 1 Month
Konerko went 0-for-3 with a walk in Thursday's loss to Seattle.
With a limited role, Konerko has done very little in what is almost certainly his final season as a big league player, hitting .236/.278/.376 while making 36 starts. Look for him to see a start or two per week during the remaining weeks of the season, perhaps with an uptick in playing time when the White Sox close out their home schedule in September.
Paul Konerko 1B/DH CWS 3 Months
Paul Konerko went 3-for-4 with a solo home run Saturday against the Royals.
It was the only offense of the day for the White Sox. Konerko hasn't played much since Jose Abreu returned from the DL, so he had just nine at-bats this month coming into Saturday's action. The 38-year-old now has four home runs on the season and 438 for his career, which ties Andre Dawson for 42nd on the all-time list.
Paul Konerko 1B/DH CWS 4 Months
Paul Konerko provided the offense in the White Sox's win over Padres on Sunday, hitting his third home run of 2014 while going 2-for-3 at the plate with three RBI.
Konerko slugged a solo home run in the second inning to get the Sox on the board. He then added a two-run double in the sixth to give Chicago all the runs it needed in the 4-1 victory. Konerko, who is batting just .191, has had a hard time adjusting to a part-time role this season.
Paul Konerko 1B/DH CWS 4 Months
Paul Konerko (back) has returned to the starting lineup Saturday against the Padres.
Konerko didn't start Wednesday or Friday due to a back strain, but he's going to try to give it a go. The 37-year-old has received more playing time since Jose Abreu landed on the DL, but he'll move back into a part-time role again soon.