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After all the rumors about Hanley Ramirez being unwilling to move to third, he seems to have made a fluid switch to the position. The Marlins’ coaches have raved about how he has embraced the switch.
With Opening Day upon us, however, feelings are now secondary to what happens in the field of play. Whether Hanley is willing stretch out for grounder rolling down the left field line is a whole other conundrum.
Alex Rodriguez had no trouble switching to third base to accommodate Derek Jeter, minus a few New York Post headlines. Then again, Rodriguez was a Gold Glove winner as a shortstop.
Hanley might not be that highly regarded as a fielder, but that’s why the Marlins’ management brought in Ozzie Guillen: to keep Miami’s stars hungry.