“I thought that was hilarious,” Pierzynski said. “Konerko thinks everything through and analyzes until he’s blue in the face.
“He’d be out there playing first base missing balls in the third inning because he’d be worried about what the pitching matchup would be for the eighth inning.
“I texted him when I heard the rumor, and he wrote back, ‘Yeah, and you’ll be batting ninth.’ And I wrote back, ‘No, I’ll be demanding a trade.’ ’’
1B will be manned by Lillibridge. Paulie would be DHing.