High hopes, no set plan for Konerko's remaining ABs

High hopes, no set plan for Konerko's remaining ABs

KANSAS CITY -- White Sox fans who attend the final 2014 home series next weekend against the Royals will be hoping to see Paul Konerko go out with a flourish. And manager Robin Ventura can dream those dreams as well.

Will it be a storybook finish for Konerko? Maybe a clutch hit in his final game?

"Or a homer to win it. You know?" Ventura mused. "Something like that. I don't know if either of us has a plan of how it's going to go. But we'll talk about it on this road trip, just to see what he wants, too."

Konerko reiterated Tuesday that he's close to returning from a fractured left hand, which has sidelined him since Sept. 2, and he figures to have some at-bats before he gets back to Chicago for his final home series.

Robert Falkoff is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.