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Paul Konerko Re-signs With The White Sox

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- The Chicago White Sox and first baseman Paul Konerko have agreed to a one-year contract worth $2.5 million.

“Paul Konerko has been an extremely important member of our lineup and presence in our clubhouse since his arrival in Chicago,” said White Sox general manager Rick Hahn.  “Paul needed time this fall to step away, think about his situation, and reach his own conclusions.  We are very pleased that he has decided to come back for another season.”

The White Sox plan to use Konerko as designated hitter against certain left-handed pitching as well as assisting rookie Jose Abreu’s transition into the role as the primary first baseman.

The 37-year-old Konerko has batted .281 with 434 home runs and 1,390 RBIs during his 17-year career.

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