Paul Konerko 1B/DH CWS 4 Months

Making just his second start of the season, Paul Konerko went 0-for-4 on Thursday, leaving him 1-for-13.

With Adam Dunn and Jose Abreu off to such nice starts, the White Sox haven't found much for Konerko to do yet. Fortunately, that seems to be OK with him, though he'd surely prefer to better capitalize on what chances he does get.

Paul Konerko 1B/DH CWS 5 Months

Paul Konerko went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run as the White Sox defeated the Mariners 7-6 on Monday.

Konerko took Blake Beavan deep in the sixth inning, ultimately chasing the right-hander out of the game. It is the veteran's first blast of the spring. He also singled for good measure and his spring average is up to .256. The 38-year-old, entering his final season, posted a lackluster .669 OPS last season.

Paul Konerko 1B/DH CWS 5 Months

Paul Konerko went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI in a losing effort against the Rangers on Sunday.

The 38-year-old slugger will be a part-time player for the White Sox this season as he embarks on his farewell tour around Major League Baseball. Unless injury strikes to Adam Dunn or Jose Abreu, he's probably best left to those in AL-only formats.

Paul Konerko 1B/DH CWS 6 Months

Paul Konerko was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to stomach issues.

He'll be fine in a day or two. Mike McDade is playing in Konerko's place Sunday.

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White Sox re-signed 1B/DH Paul Konerko to a one-year, $2.5 million contract.

Konerko will receive $1.5 million in 2014 while another $1 million will be deferred to 2021. The 37-year-old is expected to serve as Jose Abreu's backup at first base while seeing some time at DH against left-handers. However, he likely won't get enough at-bats to be relevant in most mixed fantasy leagues.

Paul Konerko 1B/DH CWS 9 Months

Scott Merkin of reports that Paul Konerko will get a one-year, $2.5 million deal to return to the White Sox.

A portion of his salary will be deferred. The White Sox are expected to make an official announcement at some point on Wednesday. Konerko will take on a diminished role in what will likely be his final season.

Paul Konerko 1B/DH CWS 9 Months

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal hears from sources that Paul Konerko will return to the White Sox next season.

No word yet on the terms, but it will almost certainly be a one-year deal. The White Sox signed Jose Abreu earlier this offseason, but Konerko has expressed a willingness to accept a reduced role to finish his career on a high note. Adam Dunn is the primary DH, so it could be tough for him to get regular at-bats in 2014. Konerko, who turns 38 in March, batted .244/.313/.355 with 12 home runs and 54 RBI over 126 games this past season.

Paul Konerko 1B/DH CWS 9 Months

White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said Tuesday that he expects Paul Konerko to make a decision on their offer prior to the Winter Meetings.

The White Sox have offered Konerko a chance to return in a backup role at a reduced salary, but Hahn indicated Tuesday that he's not sure the first baseman would accept such a role. "I don't think Paulie wants to play just to be on the bench or a farewell tour," Hahn said. "That's not him." If he doesn't take the White Sox' offer, the 38-year-old could seek a regular job elsewhere or simply retire.

Paul Konerko 1B/DH CWS 9 Months

White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf told WSCR-AM 670 on Saturday that he isn't sure whether Paul Konerko plans to continue his playing career.

"I have no idea," said Reinsdorf. "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." If Konerko returns, he will have to accept a part-time role at a reduced salary. He turns 38 in March.

Paul Konerko 1B/DH CWS 9 Months

White Sox general manager Rick Hahn indicated Tuesday that Paul Konerko has been offered a contract to return in 2014.

If he does come back, it would be in a reduced role likely at a pretty modest salary, as the White Sox have Daniel Abreu at first base and Adam Dunn at DH. Konerko could get a starting job elsewhere, but he'll need to weigh that versus playing for his preferred team. It's also possible that he could wind up retiring. "It's a matter of everyone's comfort level and him getting convinced that that's what he wants to do," Hahn said. "... We had a real good open and honest conversation about where his mind is at and his hopes for going forward, and a good talk about the club and our hopes for moving forward. At this time, he's still going through his process of deliberating about what he wants to do next year."