Alexei's glove may eventually be golden

Alexei's glove may eventually be golden

CHICAGO -- When the White Sox are at the plate on Wednesday night, the winner of five of the last seven American League Gold Glove Awards at shortstop will be lurking on the left side of the infield.

But while White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen has made his respect for Derek Jeter well-known, he believes his own shortstop will eventually be a Gold Glove winner himself.

Guillen said that although Alexei Ramirez is prone to the occasional "bad error," he still considers Ramirez one of the better shortstops in the game.

"I think this kid, before his career is over, he should be a Gold Glove winner," Guillen said. "I don't see why not. I think this kid's one of the best shortstops in the game. Hopefully, pretty soon he gets one because I think this kid deserves it and is going to earn it."

Ramirez's .967 fielding percentage, good for seventh in the American League entering play on Wednesday, is his best since switching to shortstop in 2008. He's also on pace to make just 16 errors this season, four fewer than the 20 he made in each of the last two seasons.