The White Sox may get Adam Dunn AND Paul Konerko


Adam Dunn is all but done. And talk about changing the balance of power, here’s the latest tweet from Joe Cowley:

Several Sox players are under the belief that not only is Dunn done deal, but PK [Paul Konerko] is close. Seems the demise of JR’s checkbook is exaggerated

I have no idea if a team’s players are the best source for this kind of thing, but one way they would know is if their buddy Konerko was texting them stuff like “no worries; my deal is almost done.”

Getting both Dunn and Konerko would be huge for the White Sox.  Expensive, but huge.  Having the two of them in the lineup together could launch them past the Twins if each team’s remaining moves break even.

Danny Duffy exits spring training game with left shoulder tightness

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Royals’ Opening Day starter Danny Duffy weathered a minor scare during Saturday’s Cactus League game against the Diamondbacks. The left-hander was removed from his final spring training start after experiencing some left shoulder tightness in the second and third innings. No lasting damage appears to have been done — Duffy told reporters that he simply felt a slight ache, nothing more — and it looks like he’ll remain on track to open the season with the team next Thursday.

The 29-year-old southpaw is coming off one of his best performances to date. Despite losing a few weeks to an oblique strain and elbow soreness, he went 9-10 in 24 starts and finished the 2017 season with a 3.81 ERA, 2.5 BB/9 and 8.0 SO/9 over 146 1/3 innings. While Duffy entered camp with a clean bill of health, he struggled to execute against his spring training opponents and racked up 13 runs, four homers, seven walks and 11 strikeouts in 13 innings of Cactus League play.

The Royals are scheduled to kick off their home opener against the White Sox on Thursday, March 29 at 4:15 PM ET. Barring any further complications with his shoulder, Duffy will take the mound for the Royals, while James Shields is expected to make his first Opening Day appearance for the White Sox.