Paul Konerko RUMORS & NEWS

  • Beckham says Sox captain Konerko deserves 'victory lap'

    Chicago Tribune "White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham knows Paul Konerko is unlikely to ask for a farewell tour in the final season of his career. But Beckham, who was one of a few position players who arrived early to spring training Tuesday, said he hopes the Sox captain receives his due recognition as he..." February 19

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: Konerko will return to #WhiteSox.

  • Konerko to return to White Sox on 1-year deal

    Chicago Tribune "Paul Konerko will return for his 16th season with the Chicago White Sox, Konerko's agent, Craig Landis, confirmed to the Tribune on Wednesday morning. An official announcement from the Sox is expected to be held later Wednesday. The one-year deal is reportedly worth $2.5 million. Konerko, a..." December 04

  • Hahn: White Sox not hamstrung by Konerko

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Paul Konerko question came up again Tuesday. “I have no update on Konerko at this time,” White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said. “It could be tomorrow. It could be two weeks. More likely than not it’s going to be resolved prior to the winter meetings before we leave here on Monday the 9th..." November 20

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    Scott Merkin @scottmerkin

    No update on Konerko from Rick Hahn. Said he thinks a decision will be made prior to the Winter Meetings starting Dec. 9

  • Reinsdorf on Konerko, A.J., 'bad dream' season

    Chicago Tribune "Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said Saturday he's still trying to cope with the "bad dream" that was the Chicago White Sox's 2013 season and reiterated that Paul Konerko is welcome to come back if he so desire. “It’s truly Paul’s option,” Reinsdorf told Ben Finfer and Bruce Levine of WSCR-AM 670...." November 17

  • Konerko likely has spot with 2014 Sox, if he wants it

    Chicago Tribune "The decision to play a 16thseason with the White Sox is in Paul Konerko’s hands, general manager Rick Hahn indicated Tuesday at the GM meetings. Hahn and manager Robin Ventura met with Konerko last week in Phoenix to discuss the veteran first baseman’s feelings about whether he wants to play..." November 13

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    Doug Padilla @ESPNChiSox

    White Sox have remained in contact with Konerko during the Abreu signing process. Hahn has not ruled out bringing back the captain.

  • Konerko could stay after Abreu signing

    Chicago Tribune "The White Sox officially remained silent Friday about a potential agreement with Cuban slugger Jose Abreu one day after the news leaked out about the deal reported to be worth $68 million over six years. A source told the Tribune on Thursday night that Abreu a 26-year-old first baseman will..." October 19

  • Konerko will take a month to consider retirement

    Chicago Tribune "The question has been looming over Paul Konerko the entire season but with three games left to play in 2013 the White Sox captain wasn't yet ready to provide an answer. The player general manager Rick Hahn said has become "the face of the franchise" will take a month away from a trying season..." September 28

  • End of the line for veteran Konerko?

    Chicago Tribune "White Sox veteran Paul Konerko has hit 434 home runs in his 17-year career and he still considers the feat "the best feeling in sports probably." Whether he retires after this season or not Konerko's days of experiencing that rush are numbered so he reflected on the joy of knocking a solo home..." September 27

  • White Sox' Konerko puts off decision on future

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago White Sox veteran Paul Konerko will not make any decision on his future until after the 2013 season a source with knowledge of the subject told ESPNChicago.com. The White Sox slugger plans to take some time to figure out whether he feels like playing on according to the source. "My..." September 24

  • Ventura says Konerko will talk about future when he’s ready

    Chicago Sun-Times "The subject came up again and Paul Konerko fouled it off the same way he has so many two-strike sliders on the outside corner during the course of his career. Next pitch please. And next question. This time the question wasn’t about whether this season will be his last but about when he..." September 18

  • Konerko gets unexpected knockout punch before game

    Chicago Tribune "Paul Konerko was in "another world" Thursday and hopes he never goes there again. Konerko was scratched before Thursday's game with light-headedness after taking an anti-inflammatory and having a bad reaction. He said afterwards it felt like he had taken a sleeping pill. “I felt fine through..." August 23

  • Williams doesn't see Konerko trade

    ESPN Chicago "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..." August 14

  • White Sox's struggles tough on Konerko

    Chicago Tribune "Watching the White Sox struggle this season has been hard enough on the fans. Imagine how taxing it has been for veteran slugger Paul Konerko who may be winding up his brilliant career this year. "It's the toughest I've ever seen. I've never experienced anything like this" Konerko said as the..." August 12

  • Ventura will be watching Konerko's back

    Chicago Tribune "White Sox manager Robin Ventura is taking extra measures to ensure the health of 37-year-old slugger Paul Konerko. Since returning from the 15-day disabled list on July 22 Konerko has played exclusively as the designated hitter. Ventura said he would like to have Konerko return to first on a..." August 02

  • Sox's Paul Konerko reinstated from DL

    Chicago Tribune "Paul Konerko was reinstated from the 15-day disabled and will be on the Chicago White Sox's 25-man roster Monday night when they face Detroit and 13-game winner Max Scherzer. Konerko, 37, was recovering from a lower back strain. He was 4-for-10 (.400) during a minor league rehabilitation..." July 22

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    Scott Merkin @scottmerkin

    Konerko is in the ballpark, expected back tomorrow

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    Scott Merkin @scottmerkin

    Konerko will play at Birmingham from Thursday through Sunday. Wants to get in the field too. Will miss Greg Walker's return to Chicago

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    Mark Gonzales @MDGonzales

    Crain, Konerko on DL

  • Sox put Crain, Konerko on DL

    Chicago Tribune "Reliever Jesse Crain, who figured to be one of the Chicago White Sox's primary trade candidates this month, and first baseman Paul Konerko were placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday. Crain (shoulder strain) was placed on the DL retroactive to June 30, and manager Robin Ventura said he..." July 03

  • Bracing for trade speculation, Konerko unlikely to hit DL

    CSN Chicago "Paul Konerko took swings in the batting cage Saturday, and feels his back pain has improved to the point where he won't need to spend time on the disabled list. Manager Robin Ventura's hope is Konerko will return to the White Sox lineup Tuesday as a designated hitter, and thinks he could use..." July 01

  • Konerko ponders trade possibilities

    ESPN Chicago "Until Paul Konerko starts seeing teammates ushered off to new teams in trade-deadline deals, the Chicago White Sox captain won’t consider his own status as a player with no-trade privileges. Konerko’s immediate focus is with a bad back that has kept him out of action since Sunday at Kansas..." June 29

  • Paul Konerko has MRI on back, could be headed for DL

    CBSSports.com "Paul Konerko went for an MRI on his problematic back on Thursday, the White Sox announced. He recieved six injections and will continue to get treatment. A trip to the DL is a possibility if he's not healthy enough to play by Sunday. Konerko, 37, has been dealing with lower back soreness in..." June 28

  • ChiSox are open for business; all but Sale, Konerko are available

    CBSSports.com "The Chicago White Sox are open for business and have made everyone but star left-hander Chris Sale and beloved veteran first baseman Paul Konerko available, rival executives say. They add that the Sox are already exchanging names on some potential deals. The White Sox's sale (lower case s,..." June 27

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    Daryl Van Schouwen @CST_soxvan

    Konerko back in White Sox lineup tonight.

  • Sox's Konerko (neck) likely out for Sunday's game

    Chicago Tribune "Paul Konerko perfectly summed up his fortunes after leaving Saturday’s game in the sixth inning because of neck stiffness that probably will sideline him for Sunday’s series finale against the A’s. “It’s all part of the fun,” Konerko said sarcastically after pain hampered his swing and put a..." June 02

  • White Sox’ offense going to need Konerko

    Daily Herald "Now that's more like it. While I can't really tell you whether the past seven days was an indication of better things to come for the White Sox or just a lone, anomalous week in a 26-week campaign, what I do know is that this is closer to the kind of baseball we've been looking for. Granted,..." May 20

  • Konerko can't remember so many injuries

    CSN Chicago "The White Sox training staff is proud of a record that boasts the fewest days spent on the disabled list by players from 2002-11. But whether it’s back spasms, broken hamate bones, flexor muscles or knees blowing up like a balloon, it feels as if the club has experienced any and every injury..." May 03

  • Peavy, Konerko help White Sox snap skid

    Chicago Tribune "Jake Peavy helped the White Sox snap a five-game losing streak, and Paul Konerko hit a game-winning home run that he hopes will fuel a return to consistency for the Sox. "It doesn't come easy," Konerko said after his two-run homer in the sixth sparked the Sox to a 3-1 win against the Indians...." April 15

  • Paul Konerko sees good things ahead for White Sox

    Daily Herald "Considering his three-year, $37.5 million contract is up at the end of the season, and considering he recently celebrated his 37th birthday, Paul Konerko could be nearing the end of his brilliant run with the White Sox. But the regular season is close enough to dissuade Konerko from talking..." March 24

  • Paul Konerko only 34 HRs behind Frank Thomas on White Sox’ all-time list

    Chicago Sun-Times "If this is Paul Konerko’s last year with the White Sox — and that should be determined when his contract runs out after the season — this will be his last shot at becoming the franchise’s all-time home-run king. The “King,” as he is respectfully called by teammates, needs 34 long balls to..." March 14

  • Sox's Konerko passes on WBC alternate role

    Chicago Tribune "The White Sox's Paul Konerko says he was not called to play for Team USA as an injury replacement, but only because he wanted to be chosen in the beginning or not at all. The Royals' Eric Hosmer, a left-handed hitter, will replace the injured Mark Teixeira. Konerko said he originally agreed..." March 08

  • White Sox’ Paul Konerko passed over for spot on Team USA in WBC

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Kansas City Royals’ Eric Hosmer, not the White Sox’ Paul Konerko, will replace New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira on the Team USA roster for the World Baseball Classic. Konerko was mentioned Tuesday by Team USA manager Joe Torre as a potential replacement for the injured Teixeira,..." March 07

  • White Sox GM Rick Hahn still sold on 37-year-old Paul Konerko

    Chicago Sun-Times "It comes with the territory when you turn 37, as Paul Konerko did Tuesday. The number is a much bigger deal than 27. If he doesn’t pick a ball out of the dirt at first base or if he gets jammed on a fastball on the inside corner, it must be because he’s getting old. “Somebody will want to go..." March 06

  • Paul Konerko could be late addition to Team USA

    Chicago Sun-Times "Because of an injury to first baseman Mark Teixeira, Paul Konerko might be a late addition to Team USA for the World Baseball Classic. Konerko, who got three hits against Team USA in the American squad’s first tuneup for the tournament, was mentioned as a possibility by USA manager Joe..." March 06

  • Konerko an option to join Team USA

    MLB.com "Paul Konerko has never played in the World Baseball Classic, but that may change. First baseman Mark Teixeira is out of the competition because of a strained right wrist that he sustained taking swings in the batting cage at Camelback Ranch on Tuesday. White Sox manager Robin Ventura..." March 05

  • Thoughts of retiring don't scare Sox's Konerko

    Chicago Tribune "Paul Konerko nearly left twice for free agency, and the thought of no longer playing baseball or wearing another uniform has crossed the mind of the slugger as he enters what could be his final season with the White Sox. "I come in contact with more people now that played or are out of the game..." February 18

  • Konerko supports MLB's new HGH testing

    CSN Chicago "Paul Konerko said he's in favor of Major League Baseball's new policy, in which players will be tested for HGH. Earlier this month, MLB implemented a policy which requires players to available for in-season testing after the plan was approved by the players' union. MLB officials have indicated..." January 28

  • Konerko: Future uncertain beyond 2013

    Chicago Tribune "General manager Rick Hahn wasn't surprised Friday night that the first question in a session with fans at SoxFest was about the departure of popular catcher A.J. Pierzynski. That inquiry might be the tune-up for next year's gathering, as Paul Konerko expressed uncertainty about his future after..." January 26

  • Konerko entering pivotal season

    Chicago Tribune "If he's asked this weekend at SoxFest whether 2013 could be his final season, Paul Konerko might not have an answer. Konerko, 36, enters the final season of a three-year contract coming off left wrist surgery. Manager Robin Ventura already said at the winter meetings that he plans to play Adam..." January 22

  • Sox planning more rest for Konerko

    Chicago Tribune "In an effort to preserve Paul Konerko's freshness, manager Robin Ventura confirmed his 36-year-old cleanup hitter will fill the designated hitter role more often in 2013 with Adam Dunn making more starts at first base. "I think that will probably happen," Ventura said Tuesday. "For Paulie, what..." December 05

  • Sox's Konerko on Team USA list for WBC

    Chicago Tribune "Paul Konerko has a big scar on his left wrist after undergoing surgery two months ago. But Konerko apparently is healthy enough to be placed on a provisional list for Team USA for the 2013 World Baseball Classic. The final roster is expected to be announced later this winter, but the Sox..." December 04

  • Whispers: Konerko takes a hit from James

    Chicago Tribune "Bill James' latest rankings aren't kind to Paul Konerko. The White Sox first baseman is listed as the worst defensive first baseman in the majors (minus-11 runs saved in 2012) and the worst baserunner over the last decade (minus-183 bases). The best baserunners for the decade? Ichiro Suzuki..." November 18

  • Could Konerko, Sale be tabbed for Team USA in WBC?

    CSN Chicago "Matthew Pouliot over at Hardball Talk took Wednesday's NLCS rain delay as an opportunity to run down a list of hitters who could represent Team USA in next spring's World Baseball Classic, with Paul Konerko among the names at first base. Prince Fielder undoubtedly is the best of the group,..." October 18

  • Position analysis: Consistency defines Konerko

    Chicago Tribune "In a span of four months, the discussion involving Paul Konerko went from his Hall of Fame candidacy to what happened after May 27 — including a frustrating final two weeks of 2012. Despite his mercurial season, Konerko finished with a .298 batting average. Only Prince Fielder (.313) and Adrian..." October 09

  • Surgery removes debris from Konerko's wrist

    Chicago Tribune "White Sox slugger Paul Konerko is expected to be ready for the start of spring training after undergoing surgery Thursday to remove loose debris from his left wrist. Konerko, 36, who batted .298 with 26 home runs and 76 RBIs, was released from Rush University Medical Center following the..." October 05

  • Konerko: Tigers' Cabrera 'best in the world'

    Chicago Tribune "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..." October 03

  • Paul Konerko surgery Thursday

    ESPN.com "Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko will undergo surgery on Thursday to remove a floating particle between his left hand and wrist, Konerko said Tuesday. Konerko was not in the lineup on Tuesday against the Cleveland Indians. The season finale is Wednesday. "It is something I need..." October 02