The Chicago White Sox road to escaping their four-game series vs. the Boston Red Sox with a victory got even harder on Sunday morning with news that star DH Paul Konerko has been scratched from Sunday's line up thanks to a stiff neck. In his place will be Kosuke Fukudome, who is in left field today after Dayan Viciedo was shifted to DH.
Konerko scratched from lineup with stiff neck; Viciedo to DH, Fukudome to LF. More to come on MLB.com— Scott Merkin (@scottmerkin) April 29, 2012
Konerko has been absolutely mashing the ball so far in 2012, hitting .383/.444/.679 with five homers and 15 RBI. Fukudome, on the other hand, has been slightly less intimidating, hitting .227/.280/.273 in only 22 at-bats with the White Sox in 2012.
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