CHICAGO -- For the first time this season and for the 11th time since he joined the White Sox, Adam Dunn found himself in the outfield on Monday night. Dunn started in left and hit fourth against the Cubs, a move made even more necessary with the absence of Avisail Garcia and Adam Eaton.
"Obviously, it's an adjustment, but it's a fun one," Dunn said. "It is something that I've done in the past quite a bit, but it's been a while since I've been out there. Again, it's going to be fun to get out there and run around a little bit.
"I probably have loser denial about some stuff, but I feel like once I get out there I can do it. This isn't any different, that's for sure."
The White Sox can't afford to lose Dunn's bat, with the designated hitter who has played 1,107 career games in the outfielder having reached base in 23 of his 25 games. Dunn admits that the nuances of Wrigley Field make left a bit tougher.
"Especially at night here," Dunn said. "It seems the lights aren't as high, obviously, as other places. It's not as bright. The field's not as bright. The wall and the wind and all that stuff. It should be fine."
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