Paul Konerko 1B/DH CWS 3 Months

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 4 Months

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 4 Months

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 4 Months

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 6 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 7 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 7 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.

Paul Konerko 1B/DH CWS 7 Months

Paul Konerko hit a two-run homer off the Royals' Jason Vargas in Monday's win.

Konerko should be the White Sox's regular first baseman for a couple of weeks while Jose Abreu rests his ankle. He probably won't go on a homer spree to celebrate, but it'd sure be nice. Tonight's long ball was his second of the year.

Paul Konerko 1B/DH CWS 8 Months

Paul Konerko doubled twice and drove in three runs as the White Sox beat the Cubs 8-3 on Wednesday.

Konerko was finally able to make a big contribution in a White Sox win. He entered with two RBI on the season, both of which came in losses. The start tonight was his first since April 27, and he hadn't had any at-bats at all since April 29.

Paul Konerko 1B/DH CWS 8 Months

Paul Konerko went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored as the White Sox defeated the Tigers on Wednesday.

Konerko, who has played sparingly, was hitting .105 in 20 plate appearances entering the night. The 38-year-old was making only his fourth start of the season. With Adam Dunn and Jose Abreu hitting so well, it's hard to fault the White Sox for using Konerko so sparingly.