Adam Dunn Looking to Get His Season on the Right Track After .160 Start

Chicago White Sox slugger Adam Dunn said today that he is dedicated to turning his 2011 season around, which has so far gotten off to a rough start. Dunn, who signed a 4-year, $56 million deal with Chicago before the season, is hitting just .160 with a .294 OBP, 11 home runs and 174 strikeouts through the season's first 160 games.

"I've always been a slow starter," said Dunn. "Like, last year with the Nationals I hit only .225 in April. The only difference now is that it's 65 points lower and it's through April, May, June, July, August and the majority of September. But I feel my swing starting to come."

Dunn has seen his plate appearances drop off in the second half of the season as his production stayed low, a fact he admits angered him.

"I'm just trying to shake those spring training cobwebs off and they pull the plug on me after 350 or so at-bats?" he said. "I mean, what's the big rush?"

With two games left in the season, Dunn hopes to get his average up close to his previous career mark of .250.

"I think a couple of 2-hit games should do it," he said. "I think that's reasonable."

Told that two 2-for-4 games would only increase his average to .166, Dunn sighed and said, "Well, I guess I better hope they go extra innings."