CHICAGO – After going with the same lineup in their first four games, the Chicago White Sox are about to see some changes.
Manager Robin Ventura said that Paul Konerko and Tyler Flowers will likely get the day off Saturday when the White Sox face Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez in a 12:10 p.m. start. Ventura specifically acknowledged the early start after a night game as the reason why Konerko will get a break.
Switch-hitting backup catcher Hector Gimenez obviously will play for Flowers, but Ventura wasn’t so forthcoming with who will play at first base Saturday. Conor Gillaspie has come on in the late innings for Konerko as a defensive replacement, but Ventura could also put Adam Dunn at first base.
After having just two players bat from the left side in the first four games, Ventura is expected to have at least four Saturday.