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Konerko's struggles not a product of wrist injury

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Konerko's struggles not a product of wrist injury

Paul Konerko reiterated again on Monday afternoon his wrist isnt the cause for his recent power shortage.
The White Sox first baseman is 8-for-20 in his last six games, but hasnt homered since June 29 in New York. Konerko had a procedure on his left wrist on June 6 to move a bone chip from a painful area into a less painful one. He could require surgery after the season to remove the chip altogether.
Asked if his wrist was a cause for his lack of power, Konerko replied no.
White Sox manager Robin Ventura thinks the six-time All-Star is just in a rut.
Its part of you going through a period where you hit well, and then go through one thats not as good for you, so you got to find something to start with, Ventura said. Which is like basic and thats what hes gone back to, getting inside and go the other way and make adjustments.
Many of Konerkos recent hits went to the right side. He said his approach is merely his way to deal with how opposing pitchers have attacked him lately.
Konerko is only hitting .245 since May 27 but has had three two-hit games in the last six days.
I think you have to take what the pitcher gives you sometimes, Konerko said. That's really not a bad approach for anybody at any time. Sometimes the hits take you that way. I hit a couple balls in Boston to the left side. I don't really know. You just kind of play and some balls take you different ways at different times. That's how it is.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Rick Hahn gives an update on the state of the White Sox rebuild

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Rick Hahn gives an update on the state of the White Sox rebuild

In this episode of the SportsTalk Live Podcast, Danny Parkins (670 The Score), Chris Bleck (ESPN 1000) and Scott King (WGN Radio) join David Kaplan on the panel.

Ryan Pace’s offseason begins. Josh Sitton and Jerrell Freeman are gone, but what will he do with Kyle Fuller?

Plus, Rick Hahn joins Kap from Glendale, Ariz., to discuss the state of the White Sox rebuild, how tough it is to keep their best prospects in the minors and why Jose Abreu is so important for his young team?

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below:

White Sox Talk Podcast on The Three Amigos: Jimenez, Robert and Adolfo

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White Sox Talk Podcast on The Three Amigos: Jimenez, Robert and Adolfo

The White Sox three outfield prospects are creating a lot of buzz at spring training.

On this edition of the podcast, Micker Adolfo tells Chuck Garfien about a conversation they all had about one day becoming the starting outfield for the White Sox. Adolfo talks about his longtime friendship with Eloy Jimenez, his impressions of Luis Robert, Luis Basabe and the White Sox future.

But first, it's a conversation with MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez who has great insight on many of the White Sox players: Jimenez, Robert, Yoan Moncada and Jose Abreu. He tells an amazing story about why Jimenez decided to sign with the Cubs when he was a teenager, how much Abreu is revered in Cuba and much more.

Listen to the full episode at this link (iOS users can go here) or in the embedded player below. Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts.