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• Paul Konerko, who has been out with a concussion since Aug. 7, will rejoin the White Sox in Kansas City on Friday, and is expected to play.

"It looks as though everything is fine and he will be able to play," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said.

"I would say he is probably going to come out early and do some stuff and we will go from there. But everything leading up [to his return] looks fine."

After Konerko is cleared by the White Sox medical staff, he will then have to be cleared by Major League Baseball.

• Ventura was a member of the White Sox when they lost to the Blue Jays in the 1993 American League Championship Series.

He said he remembers a very stacked Blue Jays team, which went on to win its second consecutive World Series, and a different atmosphere in Toronto.

"This wasn't a fun place to come in the early 90s," Ventura said. "They were a very tough team. Obviously, they won the World Series in '92-'93. It's different than it was back then. They would get 45,000-50,000 [people] in here, it's just a little different.

"The ball doesn't carry as well. When the roof was closed and you had those people in here, it was a good place to hit."

• Paul Konerko, who has been out with a concussion since Aug. 7, will rejoin the White Sox in Kansas City on Friday, and is expected to play.

"It looks as though everything is fine and he will be able to play," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said.

"I would say he is probably going to come out early and do some stuff and we will go from there. But everything leading up [to his return] looks fine."

After Konerko is cleared by the White Sox medical staff, he will then have to be cleared by Major League Baseball.

• Ventura was a member of the White Sox when they lost to the Blue Jays in the 1993 American League Championship Series.

He said he remembers a very stacked Blue Jays team, which went on to win its second consecutive World Series, and a different atmosphere in Toronto.

"This wasn't a fun place to come in the early 90s," Ventura said. "They were a very tough team. Obviously, they won the World Series in '92-'93. It's different than it was back then. They would get 45,000-50,000 [people] in here, it's just a little different.

"The ball doesn't carry as well. When the roof was closed and you had those people in here, it was a good place to hit."