Regardless, Dunn's 2011 season, his first with the Chicago White Sox, was horrific. It's safe to say he has rebounded.
After hitting .159 in 122 games last season, he's hitting .230. The ex-National already has hit five more homers (16) than he did all of last season -- and he has driven in five fewer runs (37). Dunn underwent an emergency appendectomy four games into 2011.
And he said he's more comfortable with the American League.
"You see the same pitchers for 10 years. You go to the same ballparks. You eat at the same places. Why does it make a difference? I didn't think it did, either," he recently told Fox Sports. "But it's that comfort level."
Not everything has changed: On Wednesday, Dunn struck out four times in five at-bats and has 82 for the season.
- John Keim