Chicago White Sox: defense

Defense key to White Sox revival

July, 5, 2012
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Levine By Bruce Levine
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Alexei Ramirez, Gordon BeckhamJason Miller/Getty ImagesThe White Sox have made just 34 errors, which is the fewest in the major leagues.
The key to the Chicago White Sox's success this year can be traced to a number of different areas, but maybe the most important aspect has been rock solid defense.

Manager Robin Ventura has watched his ballclub hold down the opposition with great glove work since Day 1 of the 2012 season.

"We can defend in most areas, so I like where we are at and what we get out of our defense," Ventura said.

The Sox have made the fewest errors in baseball with 34.

What Ventura and his staff did in spring training was return Alex Rios to his natural position in right field and install Alejandro De Aza as the center fielder. Both have played Gold Glove defense.

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Jose Abreu
BA HR RBI R
.316 33 97 70
OTHER LEADERS
HRJ. Abreu 33
RBIJ. Abreu 97
RJ. Abreu 70
OPSJ. Abreu .979
WC. Sale 10
ERAC. Sale 2.03
SOC. Sale 165