CHICAGO – The Chicago White Sox have brought back first baseman/designated hitter Paul Konerko from his rehab assignment at Double-A Birmingham and reinstated him from the 15-day disabled list before Monday’s game against the Detroit Tigers.
Konerko is in the lineup and batting fifth as Chicago’s designated hitter against Tigers starter Max Scherzer.
Konerko was placed on the DL on July 3 with a lower back strain and has played one game since June 25. He played three games during his rehab stint.
In 67 games for Chicago, Konerko is hitting .249 with seven home runs and 30 runs batted in.
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