Manager Ozzie Guillen plans to promote Alexei Ramirez for Gold Glove and All-Star honors this season — provided the White Sox shortstop continues to excel. "Besides winning this thing, I think my job is to promote this kid so he gets the recognition in baseball by being a complete player (and) don't get behind the laurels about Derek Jeter and all those guys," Guillen said. "It's our job to get him where he should be with the Gold Gloves and All-Star Games, all that other stuff." Ramirez, who won the American League Silver Slugger Award last season for being the most productive hitter at his position, made an impressive backhand stop and strong throw to retire Gabe Kapler to end the fourth inning Monday in the Sox's 6-5 loss to the Dodgers. "I used to make that play, but this kid has a better arm than me," Guillen said. Floyd's firsts: Gavin Floyd pitched two hitless innings in his spring debut and started a double play in the second.
Guillen wants to make sure Ramirez gets recognized
Chicago Tribune | Mar 1