Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:32:44 -0700
Chicago White Sox 1B Jose Abreu, who was 1-for-21 entering the game Thursday, April 17, was replaced in the lineup by 1B Paul Konerko.
Fantasy Tip: After his red hot start to the season, Abreu is showing signs of being human. This is his first real taste of adversity in the big leagues, and it'll be interesting to see how he responds. If you have other options at 1B, you may want to keep him reserved until he snaps out of it.
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 08:40:38 -0700
Chicago White Sox 1B Paul Konerko will start the team's opening day game on the bench, breaking his streak of 16 straight opening day starts. 1B Jose Abreu is expected to start at first games and DH Adam Dunn will serve as the designated hitter against a right-handed pitcher. Dunn is .240 in his career against Minnesota Twins SP Ricky Nolasco.
Fantasy Tip: Konerko's final season will see him sit out often as he platoons at DH and spells Abreu at first base on occasion. For that reason, he's only attractive as a bench player in AL-only leagues.
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 20:47:19 -0800
Chicago White Sox 1B Adam Dunn might find himself in a partial platoon situation, primarily working against right-handed pitchers, with 1B Paul Konerko and 1B Jose Abreu in the first base/designated hitter mix.
Fantasy Tip: Dunn is in a contract year, so perhaps that will help to jump-start his offense. His first three years on the south side of Chicago have been disappointing, as he batted just .197 with a .317 on-base percentage. He will be mostly useful to those in AL-only leagues, and formats which do not penalize strikeouts. Rotisserie owners will find him useful in the power categories still, but he will kill your batting average.
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 13:13:46 -0800
Chicago White Sox 1B Paul Konerko said he will retire after the 2014 season.
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 08:01:22 -0800
Updating an earlier report, Chicago White Sox DH Paul Konerko agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million deal. He'll make $1.5 million in 2014 and will receive a $1 million deferred payment in 2021.
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 06:40:31 -0800
The Chicago White Sox have agreed with DH Paul Konerko, likely to a one-year deal. He will likely have a reduced role in what could be his final season.
Tue, 19 Nov 2013 16:34:56 -0800
Free-agent 1B Paul Konerko (White Sox) has yet to make a decision on whether he will return for the 2014 season. He's expected to make a decision before the winter meetings start Dec. 9, though.
Tue, 29 Oct 2013 12:37:57 -0700
Chicago White Sox 1B Jose Abreu will receive a $10 million signing bonus as part of his six-year, $68 million deal that became official Tuesday, Oct. 29. He'll make $7 million next year and in 2015, $10 million in 2016, $10.5 million in 2017, $11.5 million in 2018 and $12 million in 2019. He hit .316 with 19 home runs and 60 RBIs in 83 games last year in the Cuban league. Despite the signing, the team remains interested in bringing back impending free-agent 1B Paul Konerko.
Fri, 18 Oct 2013 08:37:06 -0700
The Chicago White Sox agreed to a six-year, $68 million deal with Cuban 1B Jose Abreu Thursday, Oct. 17, which will be the largest free-agent contract given to an international player. Abreu hit .453 with 33 home runs and 93 RBIs in 63 games in the 2010-11 season in Cuba and missed time with a shoulder ailment. He's expected to take over the first base position from 1B Paul Konerko, who is set to become a free agent and may retire. The Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros, Miami Marlins and San Francisco Giants were all interested in Abreu.
Fri, 27 Sep 2013 16:24:22 -0700
Chicago White Sox 1B Paul Konerko said Friday, Sept. 27, that next season will be his last if he decides to play another year. He'll take at least a month to decide if he'll return in 2014. "I'm as confused as anybody else," Konerko said. "You can tell. I don't really have answers. I think taking a month off, a month away from this, which I know if I do that, the more you don't play, the needle will always move toward wanting to play. That's what I feel would happen. That's what people tell me." Konerko is willing to play part time next season.