I read a report a couple weeks ago (sorry, don't have access to it right now) that stated during interleague play where the team was away in an NL ball park and the DH rule no longer applied, Thome would get the starts at 1B to keep his bat in the lineup.
Can anyone else verify this? If so, it will be helpful for Konerko owners to know this. Personally, I think it stinks. Konerko is hardly a scrub and it seems to me they could do situational starts or rotate the two on a one-night-on, one-night-off basis.