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White Sox could reach deal with Paul Konerko on Monday

Dec 5, 2010, 2:44 PM EDT

Paul Konerko

The White Sox were not pleased with their second-place finish in the American League Central this year.  So they’ve decided to do something about it this offseason.

Not only did Kenny Williams and Co. lock up free agent slugger Adam Dunn last week, they are also closing in on a deal to retain Paul Konerko.

According to Jon Heyman of SI.com and Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf is scheduled to meet with the veteran first baseman’s agent on Monday and a deal could be struck as soon as the chat is over.

Konerko, 34, hit .312/.393/.584 with 39 home runs and 111 RBI over 149 games for Chicago in 2010.  He has played 12 of his 13 MLB seasons with the White Sox and is about to agree to a multi-year deal that will keep him in white and black for the next three or four seasons at around $13 million per year.

Dunn is expected to DH with Konerko sticking to first base.

  1. wonkypenguin - Dec 5, 2010 at 3:13 PM

    As a Twins fan, I’m in favor of any scenario that requires Dunn to play defense.

    • Jeremiah Graves - Dec 5, 2010 at 7:15 PM

      Preferably shortstop or catcher…

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