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White Sox to give Dunn a start in right field

6/19/2011

Adam Dunn will indeed be in the Chicago White Sox starting lineup Sunday, but instead of playing first base he will be stationed in right field.

Manager Ozzie Guillen apparently thought better of giving a day off to first baseman Paul Konerko after the veteran delivered three more hits Saturday, including a home run.

Konerko, who is playing in his hometown this weekend, is now batting .446 (29-for-65) with six home runs, eight home runs and 18 RBIs over his last 17 games. He has home runs in consecutive games.

Dunn wasn’t supposed to play in the outfield until the end of the month at Colorado. Guillen said he wanted Dunn to get some work in the outfield before playing there.

That schedule has changed now as Carlos Quentin will instead get the day off against Arizona right-hander Josh Collmenter.

Dunn started 22 games in right field for the Nationals in 2009 and started 62 more games in left field that season. He has 104 starts in right field in his career and 1,012 in left.