Quote of the Day: Paul Konerko minces no words whatsoever

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Paul Konerko was asked whether the trade rumors surrounding Jake Peavy, Alex Rios and other White Sox have negatively impacted the team:

“Not really. We were sh***y before the rumors.”

I love Paul Konerko. I love him like nobody’s business. And I hope he’s managing sometime soon.

Brayan Peña announces retirement

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Catcher Brayan Peña announced his retirement on Monday evening via his Twitter account:

Peña, 36, signed a minor league contract with the Tigers in January but the club ended up going with catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia for their Triple-A roster.

Peña spent parts of 12 seasons in the majors with the Braves, Royals, Tigers, Reds, and Cardinals from 2005-16. He hit .259/.299/.351 in 1,950 plate appearances.

With his playing days behind him, Peña will transition into coaching. He will manage one of the Tigers’ Gulf Coast League teams, George Sipple of the Free Press reports.