Prior to tonight's game vs. Detroit, the Chicago White Sox returned first baseman Paul Konerko from his injury rehabilitation assignment with Class AA Birmingham and reinstated him from the 15-day disabled list.

Konerko, 37, has been on the disabled list since July 3 with a lower back strain. He did not play from June 25-30 due to the injury. Konerko has hit safely in seven of his last eight games, going 11-31 (.355) with a double, home run and five RBI. 

The 6-foot-2, 220-pounder appeared in three rehabilitation games with Birmingham from July 18-20, going 4-10 (.400).

Konerko is hitting .249 (63-253) with nine doubles, seven home runs, 30 RBI and 25 runs scored