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Paul Konerko undergoes wrist surgery

Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko underwent surgery on his left wrist on Thursday.

David Richard-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

According to ESPNChicago.com, White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko underwent surgery on his left wrist on Thursday:

First baseman Paul Konerko had surgery to remove a loose body from his left wrist on Thursday, and the Chicago White Sox captain is expected to be ready for spring training in February.

Konerko finished the season hitting .298 with 26 home runs and 75 RBI. He had 159 hits in 533 at-bats, scoring 66 runs. The first baseman has now played 14 seasons for the White Sox, slugging 415 home runs while driving in 1,307 runs. Konerko needs just one hit to tie Frank Thomas for third place in franchise history.

This is the second procedure Konerko has had on the wrist this year, and third in the last two seasons. It cost him two games in 2011, and also two games in May of this year. He plans to rehab at his offseason home in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Chicago finished second in the American League Central this season, three games behind the Detroit Tigers. The White Sox managed just a 4-11 record in their last 15 contests.