The White Sox placed first baseman Paul Konerko on the seven-day concussion disabled list.
The 36-year-old has been feeling concussion symptoms since Tuesday when he was elbowed in the head by Kansas City’s Jarrod Dyson during a close play at first.
Konerko finished the game but didn’t play Wednesday. The White Sox were off Thursday and made the move to place him on the disabled list Friday before Chicago played Oakland.
“As far as being nauseated, it’s not as bad as it was the other day,” White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. “But he does feel it. He does have all the symptoms of concussions.”
Konerko, who is hitting .316 with 18 home runs and 54 RBI, will be eligible to return on Aug. 17. The White Sox plan to add a player to the roster today.
HELTON’S YEAR DONE
Colorado first baseman Todd Helton underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right hip, bringing an end to a disappointing season for the Rockies slugger.
Helton has struggled since injuring his hip in June. He missed 12 games while on the DL in July and was hitting a career-low .238.
Helton, a five-time All-Star, three-time Gold Glove winner and the franchise leader in almost every major offensive category, has said he plans to return for the final season of the two-year, $9.9 million extension he signed in 2010.
The Athletics reinstated starter Brandon McCarthy from the 15-day DL and placed infielder Eric Sogard on the list with a strained back, retroactive to Tuesday. McCarthy had been sidelined since June 19 due to a strained right shoulder. … Chipper Jones was scratched from the Braves’ lineup against the Mets because of tightness in his back. He hopes to return today. … Texas reliever Mark Lowe was activated from the 15-day DL before the opener of a three-game weekend series against Detroit. Instead of sending down another pitcher, the Rangers designated backup infielder Alberto Gonzalez for assignment. … Red Sox left-hander Felix Doubront will miss his next turn in the rotation and right-hander Aaron Cook will start Wednesday against Baltimore. Boston manager Bobby Valentine said he hopes the time off will help the 24-year-old Doubront, whose velocity has been down. … Indians designated hitter Travis Hafner had an injection in his lower back to help relieve lower back inflammation. There is no timetable for his return. … Cincinnati manager Dusty Baker is giving slumping outfielder Jay Bruce a couple of days off. Bruce hit .213 in July and is batting .200 in August. He’s hitless in his past 12 at-bats with seven strikeouts. … The Blue Jays recalled pitcher David Carpenter from Triple-A Las Vegas. The move came after the team placed third baseman Brett Lawrie on the DL with a strained oblique. … Philadelphia pitcher Gabriel Bermudez and Atlanta pitcher Darrel Leiva have been suspended for 50 games each following positive tests under the minor league drug program.