Batting practice was about two swings away from being finished for Paul Konerko on Sunday, when the White Sox first baseman and captain took one swing too many leading up to the series finale against the Rockies.
Konerko's injury marked the first trip to the disabled list of his 12-year Major League career and also set off a few ensuing moves to compensate for his temporary departure. Nick Swisher, who has played 52 games as an outfielder this season, will move to first base, with manager Ozzie Guillen adding with a smile how he doesn't really have any other first basemen left to use. Tuesday marks Swisher's 14th game at first this season.
"I'm a little bit lost," Konerko added. "You just try to turn a negative into a positive. Hopefully the guys can keep playing well, and when I come back off, I can step in and do the job."