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  1. Ankle pain moves Jose Abreu to DH spot

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox rookie Jose Abreu was moved to the designated-hitter role Friday as a precaution for his sore left ankle. Abreu looked hobbled in Thursday's game against the Chicago Cubs but played first base until he was removed for ...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  2. Shorter swing has Konerko on track

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Paul Konerko was in the starting lineup for the second consecutive day, moving to first base Sunday, while Jose Abreu moved to the designated hitter spot. The team captain finally seems to be adapting to his role as a part-time player. ...

    Blog | April 27, 2014
  3. Dunn confident for Oscars celebration

    Doug Padilla

    Odds are that Adam Dunn will be on a successful team Sunday night. Away from his day job as Chicago White Sox designated hitter/first baseman for about 48 hours, Dunn traveled to Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon to attend the 86th Annual Academy Aw...

    Blog | March 02, 2014
  4. Adam Dunn squashes retirement talk

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox designated hitter/first baseman Adam Dunn reiterated Monday he isn't about to retire, despite recent speculation on the subject. Confusion arose last week following a story that addressed one of Dunn's common themes: I...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  5. Camp gets one late, one early arrival

    Doug Padilla

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- There were two new arrivals in Chicago White Sox camp on Friday: catcher Hector Gimenez and designated hitter Adam Dunn. Gimenez arrives in camp after missing the first three days because of visa issues in his native Venezuela. ...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  6. Cubs send touted Soler to ARL

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - Highly-acclaimed Cubs prospect Jorge Soler will get into a game for the first time Thursday as the designated hitter for the club's Mesa affiliate in the Arizona Rookie League. Soler, a Cuba native whose signing was made official at the ...

    Blog | July 18, 2012
  7. Chicago Cubs prospect Jorger Soler will make his professional deb...

    Doug Padilla

    Jorger Soler will make his professional debut on Thursday in Arizona.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2012
  8. Cubs could use DH spark from Soriano

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Not that there was ever much doubt, but Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum confirmed Sunday that Alfonso Soriano will be the club's designated hitter for the three-game series against the White Sox this week. The only other time the Cubs u...

    Blog | June 17, 2012
  9. Soriano's fireworks display is wasted

    Doug Padilla

    MINNEAPOLIS - A role as the designated hitter agrees with Alfonso Soriano, who crushed two shots Friday in a ballpark that isn't supposed to be so power friendly. Soriano first hit a 431-foot home run to center field off the batter's eye in an are...

    Blog | June 08, 2012
  10. Cubs nix Rizzo plan for AL parks

    Doug Padilla

    So much for the idea that Anthony Rizzo might make his Chicago Cubs debut over the weekend when the club needs a designated hitter at Minnesota. Dale Sveum, who said last month that Rizzo might be recalled for interleague games in American League ...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  11. Ventura giving Dunn his space in offseason

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - As baseball's hype machine gets ready to rev up with the news-making winter meetings next week, Chicago White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn will continue to keep a low profile. The big news regarding Dunn is that he has started to get ...

    Blog | December 01, 2011
  12. Dunn back in the lineup while Viciedo sits

    Doug Padilla

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Adam Dunn's return to the starting lineup Friday wasn't necessarily a product of the White Sox being eliminated from playoff contention a day earlier. Manager Ozzie Guillen said he went with Dunn as the designated hitter becaus...

    Blog | September 16, 2011
  13. Chicago White Sox's Adam Dunn may be saved from embarrassing reco...

    Doug Padilla

    Poised to have the lowest batting average ever among players who qualify for a batting title, Adam Dunn's recent relegation to the bench could spare the Chicago White Sox designated hitter that inglorious fate.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2011
  14. Benched Dunn now dealing with a sore knee

    Doug Padilla

    Adam Dunn's second consecutive night on the bench will give Alexei Ramirez a chance to hit out of the designated hitter spot for the first time this season. Dunn was not only benched as the Kansas City Royals went with a left-handed starter for th...

    Blog | July 20, 2011
  15. Dunn to start Sunday at Arizona, Konerko sits

    Doug Padilla

    Adam Dunn won't be a spectator for the White Sox's entire series at Arizona. Because the designated hitter isn't used in National League parks, Dunn has begun the first two games of the interleague series in the desert on the bench. Manager Ozz...

    Blog | June 18, 2011
  16. White Sox's Dunn returns from detention

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - Just because Adam Dunn was turned into a well-paid spectator over the past two games, didn't mean he wasn't doing his homework. Dunn, who was back in the lineup Thursday at designated hitter and batting seventh, said the downtime revved ...

    Blog | June 09, 2011