Paul Konerko scratched from lineup

Updated: June 5, 2012, 11:48 PM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko missed Tuesday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays because a loose fragment in his left wrist was bothering him, according to White Sox manager Robin Ventura.

Konerko had to have the fragment dislodged last season and missed two games because of the procedure. He is expected to return to the lineup on Wednesday.

"He had a wrist procedure," Ventura said after Tuesday's 9-5 loss. "It's happened before. They took care of it today. It's like the little chip that floats around in his wrist. They flushed it around. He was out today. He should be OK tomorrow."

Konerko leads the American League with a .366 average. He also has 11 home runs, 33 RBIs, a .445 on-base percentage and a .617 slugging percentage.

Konerko was scratched from the lineup about an hour prior to Tuesday's game. He was replaced by Brent Lillibridge at first base.

Scott Powers is a general reporter for ESPNChicago.com. He is an award-winning journalist and has been reporting on preps, colleges and pros for publications throughout the Midwest since 1997.