Paul Konerko Already Getting 2011 AL MVP Consideration

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Chicago White Sox first baseman and team captain Paul Konerko is starting the 2011 season where he ended 2010, as a cornerstone of the team and offensive juggernaut.

Last week, Konerko was named co-American League Player of the Week with Cleveland’s Asdrubal Cabrera.

After clubbing two homers in Sunday game against the Tampa Rays, Konerko finished the week hitting .417 with three home runs and eight RBI in six games. At that point, he was tied for the AL lead in home runs and RBI, ranked second in slugging percentage (.833) and ranked third in average.

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White Sox Re-sign Konerko: 3 Yrs, $37.5 Million

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The Chicago White Sox have agreed to terms on a three-year, $37.5-million contract with first baseman Paul Konerko.  Under terms of the deal, the four-time American League All-Star will receive $12 million in 2011 and 2012 and $13.5 million in 2013.  Of the $13.5 million due in the final year of the contract, he will receive $6.5 million in 2013 and $1 million annually from 2014-2020.

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