Sat, 05 Jul 2014 17:47:54 -0700
Chicago White Sox 1B Paul Konerko could see more playing time in the second half of the year, according to manager Robin Ventura.
Fantasy Tip: The 38-year-old Konerko is hitting just .225 this year, and it is doubtful that a few more at-bats will make him a relevant in fantasy leagues.
Sat, 31 May 2014 14:47:16 -0700
Chicago White Sox 1B Paul Konerko (back) was in the starting lineup Saturday, May 31, after missing the last three games because of back tightness.
Fri, 30 May 2014 18:48:35 -0700
Chicago White Sox 1B Paul Konerko (back) hopes to be able to be in the starting lineup Saturday, May 31, after missing a few games because of a back injury. There is a chance Konerko could go on the 15-day disabled list if his back continues to bother him.
Thu, 29 May 2014 16:05:26 -0700
Chicago White Sox 1B Paul Konerko (back) hasn't seen much time at first base with 1B Jose Abreu (ankle) out, because he has been dealing with occasional back stiffness. 1B Adam Dunn has made 14 starts at first this year, with Konerko starting there just six times.
Sun, 18 May 2014 09:04:58 -0700
The Chicago White Sox placed 1B Jose Abreu (ankle), the major league leader in home runs with 15, on the 15-day disabled list with tendonitis in his left ankle Sunday, May 18. He has been diagnosed with posterior tibia tendonitis. OF Adam Eaton (hamstring) was activated from the DL in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: The White Sox are being cautious with their Cuban slugger. It could be an injury that keeps him out only for two weeks, but keep an eye on Abreu's progress. In his absence, expect Paul Konerko to see regular playing time at first base, and he could share time at the position with Adam Dunn.
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.