The Los Angeles Dodgers are reportedly engaged in contract talks with Hanley Ramirez, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. Cafardo reports part of the contract details being discussed are a move to third base for the 30-year-old shortstop, which could come as early as the 2015 season.
A position switch would certainly be a sign of maturity for Ramirez, who grew agitated with the Florida Marlins when he was moved to third base with the unexpected signing of Jose Reyes in 2012. The frayed relationship led to Ramirez being dealt to the Dodgers in July of 2012.
Since arriving in Los Angeles, Ramirez has been nothing short of a model citizen, particularly in his role with mentoring Yasiel Puig. Ramirez recently expressed a desire to remain a “Dodger for life” and the club appears to be in the same mindset.
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