The White Sox may face late-inning binds because of Konerko’s lack of versatility.
Jordan Danks homered and rookie Andre Rienzo pitched 5 1-3 innings in his home debut as the White Sox snapped a five-game losing streak against the Twins.
The White Sox have called up catcher Josh Phegley and outfielder Blake Tekotte from AAA Charlotte, and designated backup catcher Hector Gimenez for assignment.
The White Sox have placed outfielder Dayan Viciedo on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique. The move is retroactive to April 19.