Paul Konerko is staying with the Chicago White Sox after signing a 3-year $37.5 million deal.
The first baseman, a four-time All-Star, gets $12 million in each of the next two seasons and $13.5 million in 2013 under Wednesday’s agreement. In the final year, $7 million will be deferred and paid annually in $1 million installments from 2014-20.
“We have made no secret of the fact that re-signing Paul Konerko was our top offseason priority,” White Sox general manager Kenny Williams said. “Pauls value to the organization on the field and in the clubhouse can never be overstated. He is one of the greatest players in franchise history, and we hope he finishes his career in a White Sox uniform.”
Konerko who is also a father helped the White Sox win the World Series in 2005. Are you excited that Konerko is sticking with the White Sox?