Konerko Hopeful For Thursday Return


Paul Konerko missed his third straight game Wednesday due to a bone bruise near his left knee.
A 95-mph offering from Andrew Miller on Sunday was a direct hit on Paulie’s knee. He was able to take his base but didn’t come back out to play defense.
Konerko said he might be available to pinch-hit Wednesday night, though it’s doubtful. PK took some swings in batting practice to get a feeler for how his leg was feeling.
The White Sox have lost four straight and desperately need someone to step up in Konerko’s absence. The gap between the Sox and the Tigers is widening, and even when he’s back, he can’t do it alone.
As for the healthy White Sox, they’re gearing up for the third out of a four-game set against the New York Yankees.
Gavin Floyd, who has won his last three starts, looks to help stop the bleeding.