Hanley RamirezThe 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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Dodgers To Ease Clayton Kershaw’s Early Workload — True Blue LA

Koufax and Kershaw, 2014 Edition — Dodger Insider

Carl Crawford’s Dodgers Do-Over — LA Times

Looking At The Dodgers’ Numerous Bullpen Options For 2014 — Feelin’ Kinda Blue

The Paul DePodesta Era, Ten Years Later — Dodgers Digest

MLB News

Craig Kimbrel Agrees To $42 Million Contract With Braves — USA Today

Homer Bailey, Reds Progressing Towards Deal — MLBTradeRumors

A.J. Burnett Guaranteed $22.5M Over 2 Years By Phillies — Sporting News

Manny Machado Arrives At O’s Camp — ESPN

Angels’ Mulder Says Achilles Injury A Freak Accident — USA Today

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Matt is a journalist from Whittier, California. A Cal State Long Beach graduate, Matthew occasionally contributes to Lakers Nation, and previously served as the lead editor and digital strategist at Dodgers Nation, and the co-editor and lead writer at Reign of Troy, where he covered USC Football. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mmoreno1015

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