By C. Trent Rosecrans
Adam Dunn is back.
Less than a week after his emergency appendectomy, the White Sox designated hitter is back in the lineup against the A's tonight.
Dunn's batting third against Oakland's Trevor Cahill, according to Mark Gonzalez of the Chicago Tribune.
Dunn took batting practice yesterday and reported discomfort, but was still looking to talk the White Sox coaches into putting him into the lineup. He is aided by being a designated hitter and not having to play the field.
Dunn tried to return to the lineup this weekend, but wasn't cleared.
"I'm a quick healer, like Wolverine," Dunn said last week.
Dunn missed had the appendectomy early April 6 and missed six games, beating St. Louis' Matt Holliday back into action. Holliday missed seven games after his appendectomy, returning to the lineup on Sunday.
Throughout his career, Dunn has played hurt and played nearly every day. Dunn's played in at least 152 games in eight of his nine full seasons in the big leagues.For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsmlb on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.