Cora credited with improved defense

Cora credited with improved defense

Cora credited with improved defense
DETROIT -- With a .988 fielding percentage entering play on Saturday, the White Sox boasted the top team defense in the American League. Part of that success is due to underrated performers such as Paul Konerko at first base and even Carlos Quentin in right field, as well as a solid infield made up of Brent Morel at third, shortstop Alexei Ramirez and Gordon Beckham with his Major League-best .998 fielding percentage at second.

Credit for that infield development goes in part to bench coach Joey Cora, according to White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen.

"Joey takes a lot of pride in his job and he takes it very serious when the infielders don't play the game right and he goes after them pretty good," Guillen said. "That's why those guys are learning how to play the game in the big leagues, especially those three kids. They're going to get better with experience and time. They're going to get better with confidence."