White Sox: What does Abreu's arrival mean for Konerko?

White Sox: What does Abreu's arrival mean for Konerko?
October 28, 2013, 7:45 pm
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With Cuban slugger Jose Abreu joining the fold on the South Side Tuesday, what does that mean for Paul Konerko?

The White Sox went all-in with Abreu, inking the 26-year-old first baseman to a six-year, $68 million deal, a move that could leave Konerko out in the cold.

The 15-year White Sox veteran is currently a free agent and is coming off the worst season of his career. Konerko's .669 OPS was his lowest output since his sophomore campaign in 1998.

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The White Sox also have Adam Dunn in tow, so Konerko, 37, couldn't simply slide to designated hitter to make room for Abreu.

With the World Series almost over and MLB free agency about to start, Konerko told the Chicago Tribune he still doesn't know what he will do.

"The last three-four weeks, I've done everything I can to get away from baseball," he said. "I'm just not there yet in terms of any decision."

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Konerko also said he would meet with the organization to find out what Abreu's arrival means for the captain's future.