White Sox veteran Paul Konerko may walk away from baseball if he finds himself unsatisfied this offseason, writes Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times. When asked if he would follow a path similar to the one taken by his former teammate Jermaine Dye, Konerko acknowledged that it's a possibility.
"I would hope that I have enough perspective where, the game of baseball has been great, it's been great for me, and I've worked hard at it and been good to the game, but I think I've had enough to where if I was out of the game for whatever reason, it's not something that ... I'll have other things going on, you know," said the 34-year-old.
If the four-time All-Star does opt to call it a career, he'll certainly be leaving the game of baseball on a high note. In 600 plate appearances this season, Konerko hit .315/.397/.588 while belting 37 home runs. According to Baseball Reference, Konerko has earned nearly $90MM in 14 big league seasons.