Konerko's Arizona home is not far from the Angels' regular-season home or where they train during the spring in Tempe. The White Sox team captain also entertained a serious offer from the Angels when he was a free agent after the 2005 championship season and has a connection to Anaheim manager Mike Scioscia from their days with the Dodgers organization.
"The Angels have been looking for Konerko for a long time," said White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen. "That's not my call. Hopefully Konerko is playing good and then like I say, it makes [the front office] make a decision."
Guillen mentioned how he has spoken with bench coach Joey Cora in the past concerning players possibly getting injured during walk-off celebrations. Morales suffered a broken left leg as he jumped toward home plate following his game-winning blast.
"I'm not against people celebrating," Guillen said. "Just be careful how you celebrate. Hopefully, players will learn from this example about how you are going to celebrate."