Until Paul Konerko starts seeing teammates ushered off to new teams in trade-deadline deals, the Chicago White Sox captain won’t consider his own status as a player with no-trade privileges.

Konerko’s immediate focus is with a bad back that has kept him out of action since Sunday at Kansas City.

“I’m just trying to get back on the field,” Konerko said Saturday. “I don’t know many teams that are going to want a guy who can’t play. Until I get back out there and start doing some things that’s off in the distance.”

That certainly doesn’t sound like a guy who has completely rejected the idea of moving on from a team whose uniform he has worn for 15 seasons and is one of the most beloved players in franchise history.

“You learn the business and you learn when all that stuff goes down,” Konerko said. “You do see some moves sometimes really early, nothing really happens. Usually nothing happens as much as you think it’s going to happen and when it does happen it’s very close to the end. So you are talking almost a month from now.”

The White Sox are reportedly going over trade options for some of their players as a disappointing season has left them well behind front-office expectations. Players like reliever Jesse Crain and outfielder Alex Rios could have value, or even pitcher Jake Peavy, if he can return from a rib injury in time.

Konerko could also draw some interest not only because of his power bat and a track record of steady offensive production, but also because his contract expires at the end of the season and he wouldn’t require too much of a financial commitment.