“We don’t see this every day, having all our family together,” the younger Pena said. “I’m just taking advantage of that, making some dinner, playing cards at home. … Your dad on the other side is pretty unique.”
Anibal Sanchez took what the Tigers described as “baby steps” before last Sunday’s game, doing some light tossing for the first time in a couple of weeks. The right-handed starter has been on the disabled list since Aug. 9 with a pectoral strain, but the club hasn’t ruled out a return this season.
Kennys Vargas has successfully made the jump from Double-A since his call-up July 31, hitting .303 with seven homers, eight doubles and 33 RBIs in 36 games. Vargas joined some impressive company with his hot start, as the only Major Leaguers to reach 40 hits and 30 RBIs quicker than he did are Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio and Albert Pujols, who did it in 32 games.
Paul Konerko put to rest any doubt he will play again during the final month of his 16-year career with the White Sox.
“I’ll finish on the field, one way or another,” Konerko said about the fracture of a sesamoid bone in his left hand. “I don’t care if I go up there and take three pitches and strike out. I’ll finish on the field.”
Konerko believes the fracture took place making a tag at first base last week.
Compiled by Rachel Lister from wire reports.