Hanley Ramirez ‘Content’ On Moving To Third-baseBy
The Miami Marlins made a bold statement this off-season signing the most coveted shortstop on the market in Jose Reyes. The Marlins organization also made a bold statement when they expected Hanley Ramirez to willingly change positions.
Ramirez is reluctantly switching positions from shortstop to third base to allow offseason acquisition Reyes to play in his primary spot at shortstop. Ramirez indicated Tuesday at Marlins camp that he is content with the move to third base, according to the Palm Beach Post.
“I never said I’m not going to do it,” Ramirez told reporters. “I’m just happy to be here, be back in the spring with my guys, my teammates, everybody’s happy. That’s what we need.”
It is good that Ramirez is swallowing his pride and making the move. If Ramirez stays healthy, he is going to help a completely different team contend than last year.
A team with a lead-off man like Jose Reyes and two power men behind him like Ramirez and Mike Stanton means extremely well and I’m sure Marlins fans would agree that Ramirez made the right move.
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