Ladies and Gentlemen, Paul Konerko will indeed return to the Chicago White Sox in 2014.
When the White Sox signed Cuban first baseman Jose Abreu, the status of Konerko’s future with the White Sox was in question. Of course this team is going to have to get younger, so the veteran first baseman wasn’t quite sure if he fit in Chicago’s future plans.
It was a decision that left some White Sox fans a little worried because of course, they love their Pauly. Even though his production has dropped, doesn’t mean they would hate to see him go right away.
I mean he’s going to have to walk away eventually, but even Konerko wasn’t ready to leave Chicago just yet.
Now according to Scott Merkin of MLB.com via Twitter, the Chicago White Sox and veteran first baseman Paul Konerko have agree’d on a one year contract worth $2.5 million.
Per source, Konerko returning for one year, $2.5 million, with a portion deferred. Announcement to come later this morning
— Scott Merkin (@scottmerkin) December 4, 2013
Konerko spent the first two years of his Major League career with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Cincinnati Reds before being traded to the Chicago White Sox in 1999. Between L.A. and Cincinnati, Konerko played in 75 games.
This will more than likely be the last contract he signs as an active player.