Paul Konerko sits with sore wrist

Updated: June 4, 2011, 10:56 PM ET
By Sahadev Sharma | Special to ESPNChicago.com

Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko missed his second straight game Saturday, sitting again due to soreness in his left wrist, caused by a minor medical procedure he underwent Friday to dislodge a loose fragment from his wrist at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

Adam Dunn replaced Konerko, getting his second straight start at first base. Dunn was 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Chicago's 4-2 loss to the Tigers.

The White Sox went with the same lineup as Friday night as they tried for a season-high, five-game winning streak, but Tigers ace Justin Verlander prevented them from accomplishing the feat.

Konerko had been expected to be available to come off the bench in Friday's 6-4 win against the Tigers, but never entered the game, and didn't appear Saturday either.

Konerko, who is hitting .310 with 12 home runs, has been the team's most consistent offensive threat all season.

Sahadev Sharma is a regular contributor to ESPNChicago.com.

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