Amid reports that Paul Konerko was placed on trade waivers Chicago White Sox executive vice president Kenny Williams said the team captain isn’t going anywhere.

“Assuming all natural things yeah I would be surprised (if he wasn’t here at the end of the year)” Williams said before Tuesday’s game against the Detroit Tigers.


Ken Rosenthal of foxsports.com said that Konerko went on trade waivers Monday and would clear by Wednesday. Teams typically put all of their players through trade waivers at some point in August knowing they can always pull them back in they are claimed.

If Konerko clears waivers he could be traded to any team but not only do the White Sox not seem interested in moving their veteran of 15 seasons on the South Side Konerko himself can block any trade per his rights as a player with 10 years in the league and five with his current team.