Paul Konerko activated from disabled list

Konerko's activation is certainly reason to smile on Chicago's South Side. (Getty Images)

The White Sox have activated first baseman Paul Konerko from the seven-day disabled list, the club announced Friday. Left-handed pitcher Hector Santiago was also promoted from Triple-A Charlotte to the White Sox, while infielder Orlando Hudson and left-handed reliever Leyson Septimo were placed on the 15-day disabled list.

Konerko hasn't played since August 7, when an inadvertant Jarrod Dyson elbow caught Konerko in the temple.

The first-place White Sox have gone 5-3 without Konerko, so it's not like they were hurting badly in the short-term. That being said, he provides an obvious boost.

Konerko, 36, is hitting .316/.388/.504 with 18 homers and 54 RBI in 101 games this season. The six-time All-Star is also a well-known clubhouse leader.

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Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered the last six World Series beginning with the epic 2011 Fall Classic. The former Indiana University... Full Bio

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