"If it pops up or someone talks to me, I'll think about it," Konerko said. "You're just trained that you hear stuff all the time. People in the street say something to you. A guy in a restaurant will say something to you. You don't really hear it. I was traded two times by the time I was 22, so that stuff doesn't really get in there. I learned early on how to deal with that stuff."
"Everybody goes through waivers," White Sox executive vice president Ken Williams said. "I can't say I'll be here till the end of the year. Assuming all natural things, yeah, I would be surprised [if Konerko wasn't here]."
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