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Paul Konerko needs offseason surgery on his hand

Sep 30, 2012, 10:27 PM EDT

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White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko told Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago on Sunday that he will undergo surgery in the offseason to remove a “floating bone fragment” from his left hand.

“It is something I need to take care of,” said the veteran. “I don’t feel it has impacted anything I’ve done this year. It is just time to get it out of the way.”

Konerko has posted a cool .297/.369/.483 batting line with 25 home runs and 72 RBI in 142 games this season. The recovery range for the surgery is four to six weeks, so he should be fine by the spring.

The 36-year-old is under contract with the Pale Hose in 2013 for a salary of $13.5 million.

  1. Old Gator - Oct 1, 2012 at 6:09 AM

    Looks like he’ll be able to go in for his slicing and dicing on October 4th, doesn’t it?

  2. willclarkgameface - Oct 1, 2012 at 9:15 AM

    Looks that way. And that’s cool. He’ll be back next season to make one last run at the Tigers which I feel will be an unsuccessful one as well.

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