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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.

The White Sox turned Comerica Park into a Home Run Derby in Saturday's win

The White Sox turned Comerica Park into a Home Run Derby in Saturday's win

Chicks dug the White Sox on Saturday.

The South Siders hit four home runs in their 8-3 dismantling of the Tigers at Comerica Park. Tim Anderson stayed red-hot with a pair of long balls, Jose Abreu went deep in addition to his pair of doubles, and Daniel Palka made some interesting history with his long ball (see below).

We'll let our stat guru Chris Kamka take it from here.

Since their 10-29 start the White Sox are a respectable 6-4. Days at the plate like Saturday sure help.

Charlie Tilson plays in Detroit for first time since getting injured in his MLB debut

Charlie Tilson plays in Detroit for first time since getting injured in his MLB debut

For over two years, Charlie Tilson was starting to look like his own version of "Moonlight" Graham, the player made famous in the movie "Field of Dreams" because he played in one major league game and never got to bat.

The White Sox traded for Tilson just before the trade deadline passed in 2016. Two days later he made his big league debut with the White Sox in Detroit. He got a single in his first at-bat, but left the game with an injury and missed the rest of the season. Tilson also missed all of the 2017 season and his MLB future was starting to come into question.

Back healthy, Tilson started this season in Triple-A Charlotte and hit .248 in 39 games when he got called up to replace Leury Garcia, who was placed on the disabled list. On Thursday, Tilson returned to a big league field for the first time in more than 20 months. He went 0-for-3 in a loss to Baltimore.

Friday marked a return to the site of Tilson's big league debut and the injury that made it such a brief stint. Tilson has now played three big league games, over the course of nearly 21 months, and two of them have been in Detroit.

Tilson went 1-for-4, meaning both his hits are in Comerica Park. The White Sox lost 5-4 after giving up three runs in the bottom of the eighth.