MINNEAPOLIS -- It has been almost two full seasons since Adam Dunn played 62 games in left field and 22 games in right field for the 2009 Washington Nationals.
But White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said on Thursday he wouldn't completely rule out Dunn in the outfield for a game during Interleague Play at National League ballparks.
"He misses a ball at first base, and it's one base or two," said a smiling Guillen, after mentioning Dunn in the outfield. "He misses in left field, and it's three bases. We'll think about it, but our outfielders are pretty good. He will get some playing time."
Dunn most likely will get an Interleague start at first base when the White Sox face Arizona this weekend. He may also see time there when the White Sox travel to Colorado (June 28-30) and meet the Cubs at Wrigley Field (July 1-3). It's a tough decision for Guillen, in that incumbent first baseman Paul Konerko stands as the White Sox most consistent hitter and run producer.
With Dunn starting to make better contact after a miserable start, the White Sox also don't want the powerful designated hitter to disrupt his flow at the plate with too much down time.
"He's been playing first base a few games, and he will play maybe one or two games out there -- making him work, keeping him with some at-bats," said Guillen of Dunn, who has started 10 games at first this season. "I like the way he's swinging the bat, right now. It's getting better and better."
"I'm seeing the ball good, which is a big key for me," said Dunn, who is hitting .185 after Thursday's 1-0 loss to the Twins at Target Field. "I've been feeling good here for a week or so."