Konerko Could Retire If Unsatisfied With Options

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.


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