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Published On: Wed, Jan 4th, 2012

Miami Marlins’ Hanley Ramirez Agrees to Move to Third Base

By: Pedro Heizer

Miami Marlins’ shortstop Hanley Ramirez is showing willingness to relinquish his role as the starting shortstop of the Miami Marlins and give way to newly acquired Jose Reyes, who signed a six-year $102M deal last month with the Fish.

After the signing, Ramirez argued with management and said he would not move to third base because of the newcomer Reyes, but it seems as if he has changed his tone.

Ramirez has recently stated that he has now agreed to play at that particular position and also talked to his team manager about all of these issues.

According to the news source, Ramirez said, “I have spoken with Guillen, what we want is to win with the Marlins. We will see what’s going to happen with the position switch and everything else. If it’s third base, OK. Wherever they put me to win, I will do so. We are a new Marlins club. There’s also a new Hanley. Good stuff is coming for next season.”

This conversation between Ramirez and Guillen was later confirmed by the Marlins manager. He told the media that his player has agreed to play at third-base which is a great sign for the franchise who is already preparing for the next Major League season to put up a good show.

Jose Reyes, who is considered one of the best shortstops in the league, will continue to play at the position he has flourished under. No doubt both players play wonderful at short-stop but experts and inside Marlins’ management have always given more importance to Reyes at that particular position.

During the annual MLB winter meeting in Milwaukee, Reyes has also said, “I know Hanley wants to win and I want to win, too. With him at third base and me at shortstop and the other pieces we have, we can be unbelievable.”

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