Chicago White Sox slugger Paul Konerko wasn't shy about his endorsement of Detroit's Miguel Cabrera as the 2012 American League most valuable player.

"He's the best in the world right now, there's no question about that," Konerko said Tuesday. "I think everybody wants to see him do it just to say we saw it done. I don't know what he's going to do about playing or not playing today or tomorrow. I think even if he's tied with home runs, I think everybody would like to see him win it outright. He's a tremendous hitter. He's so good, it's not even funny."

Cabrera has an exceptional chance to win the Triple Crown, as he leads the AL in home runs (44), batting average (.329) and RBIs (137).

"He can take it anywhere you pretty much want to take it," Konerko said. "Approach-wise, there's nothing he can't do in there. If wants to scrap and hit balls to the right side, he can do that.