White Sox Vs. Cubs: Adam Dunn Likely To Play Outfield In Series

May 5, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago White Sox first baseman Adam Dunn (32) hits a home run during the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

Chicago White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn will likely play left field in this weekend's upcoming series against the crosstown rival Chicago Cubs.

Chicago White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn will likely play left field in this weekend's upcoming series against the crosstown rival Chicago Cubs, as manager Robin Ventura tells Chris Silva of ESPN Chicago.

The way he’s swinging it and what he does for our lineup he needs to find a way to be in there. Plus, he’ll enjoy the fans in the outfield. He likes to talk. He likes fan interaction.

The veteran has actually played 1,012 of his 1,604 career games in the outfield, but none since moving to first base with the Washington Nationals in 2009. Since signing with Chicago last season, Dunn has essentially been a full-time DH with the White Sox.

After a historically disappointing 2011 campaign with the White Sox, Dunn has resurged this season to hit .250/.393/.600 with nine doubles and 11 homers over 120 plate appearances in 2012. Currently tied for second in the AL in homers, only Josh Hamilton has more so far.

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