White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf issued a statement about the return of team captain Paul Konerko, who earlier Wednesday agreed to return in 2014.
Konerko signed a one-year deal worth $2.5 million with $1 million deferred until 2021.
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“Paul Konerko has been the constant face of the White Sox organization and the heart of our clubhouse over the past 15 seasons,” Reinsdorf said. “He certainly earned the right to make this decision on his own, and we are very pleased that he has decided to return for another season. While the accomplishments speak for themselves – six All-Star Games, a World Series title, 427 home runs with the White Sox – anyone who is in our clubhouse day-in and day-out knows the value Paul brings to our franchise as a leader, as a teammate, as a mentor and as our captain.”