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Report: Konerko put on waivers

Report: Konerko put on waivers


CHICAGO -- According to a report from FoxSports.com's Ken Rosenthal, White Sox captain Paul Konerko was put on waivers Tuesday. It's a common August practice for most teams, and holding 10/5 no-trade veto power, Konerko ultimately wouldn't go anywhere without his approval.

Both Konerko and the team had little to say about the matter.

"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]."

Scott Merkin is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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