SEATTLE (AP) -Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko will miss this weekend's series at Seattle following the death of his grandmother.
Konerko flew back to his native Providence, R.I., to be with his family. Rather than fly back to Seattle on Sunday, manager Ozzie Guillen told Konerko to meet the team Monday in Chicago.
``He had to go all the way to Rhode Island,'' Guillen said. ``I said, 'No, man. You're not going to have enough time. I'm not going to use you Sunday morning, so it's not worth it.'''
Guillen said Darin Erstad would play first base while Konerko is gone.
Konerko is batting .267 with 23 home runs and 67 RBIs in 115 games. He recorded 30 homers and 100 RBIs for the third consecutive season last year, but hasn't homered in 44 at-bats since going deep on Aug. 2 against the New York Yankees.

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