Konerko remains in offense-only mode

Konerko remains in offense-only mode

BALTIMORE -- Ozzie Guillen said on Thursday that Adam Dunn will not start Friday night against Royals southpaw Bruce Chen, not with his 3-for-78 showing this season against left-handed pitchers. The White Sox manager added that Paul Konerko still will be limited to the designated hitter spot, as he continues to deal with pain from a sore left calf/knee, caused by being hit with a fastball on July 31.

"[Konerko] is pretty far away to playing first," Guillen said. "He's running the bases a little bit better, but right now, laterally it's going to be tough for him to move around."

Alejandro De Aza took grounders at first during Thursday's batting practice. But right-handed-hitting Brent Lillibridge, listed at 5-foot-11, will be at first on Friday.

"I feel bad for the infielders because they are throwing to a very small target," Lillibridge said. "I tell them to aim low. They are actually taking it seriously. I haven't seen anyone throw it very high."