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White Sox place Konerko on 7-day DL


White Sox place Konerko on 7-day DL

Paul Konerkos concussion has improved but he was still placed on the seven-day disabled list before Fridays game.

Konerko missed Wednesdays game and was re-evaluated again before Fridays series opener against the Oakland As.

Konerko -- who was unavailable for comment -- was hit in the right temple by an inadvertent elbow in the seventh inning of Tuesdays game against the Kansas City Royals.

He seems fine, Ventura said. But again, in talking to him and him having to go play is two different things. As far as being nauseated, it's not as bad as the other day but he does feel it. He does have all the symptoms of a concussion.

Konerko is hitting .316 with 18 homers and 54 RBIs in 101 games. He is not eligible to return to the lineup until next Friday in Kansas City, Ventura and assistant general manager Rick Hahn said.

But Konerko will have to thoroughly prove his concussion is gone to a team physician in order to return.

According to an ESPN.com article, the physician must prove to Major League Baseball that all concussion symptoms have cleared while the player is at rest and while he performs baseball-related activities.

The club physician must also feel its safe for Konerko to play and then the league has to clear a return to action.

Even if Konerko hadnt been placed on the seven-day DL, the team still would have had to submit a form to prove any and all concussion-symptoms had disappeared.

They put him through a series of tests to make sure, Ventura said. It's not easy to get on or off this list. It's more out of our hands, too.

MLB created the DL for concussion-symptoms in the spring of 2011 and made it available to teams at the beginning of last season.

White Sox Talk Podcast: 'Searching for a safe space in Cubslandia'


White Sox Talk Podcast: 'Searching for a safe space in Cubslandia'

With the Cubs back in the NLCS, White Sox fans have had to deal with another post-season of Cubs this and Cubs that. How does one escape it? Diehard White Sox fan John Kass of the Chicago Tribune comes on the podcast to talk with Chuck Garfien about his recent column entitled "Searching for a safe space in Cubslandia." Kass talks about how he's dealing with the Cubs success and how White Sox fans can find this safe space. He tells the story about taking the White Sox World Series trophy into a Chicago Tribune board meeting in 2005 to rub it in the faces of the Trib's executives who were all Cubs fans.  

Kass talks about how he watches the Cubs in the playoffs, the Chicago media coverage of their playoff run and how Cubs fans will react if they don't repeat as champions. Garfien and Kass also discuss the White Sox rebuild, the Cubs losing in 2003 and why Kass will be calling Cubs Pre and Post host David Kaplan in the middle of the night if and when the Cubs are eliminated.  

White Sox mourn passing of former pitcher Daniel Webb


White Sox mourn passing of former pitcher Daniel Webb

Former White Sox pitcher Daniel Webb died at the age of 28 in an ATV accident on Saturday night, according to Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis.

Davis called it a “tragic accident, and we should rally around the family.”

Webb, a Paducah, Ky. native, was with the White Sox from 2013-16 and went 7-5 with a 4.50 ERA.

The White Sox released this statement:

Daniel left many friends within the Chicago White Sox organization, and we are all shocked and stunned by the news of last night's terrible accident. He was a terrific young man with a full life ahead of him. All thoughts and prayers go to his family and friends as they deal with today's tragic news.