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Report: Hanley Ramirez Does Not Want To Move To Third Base

All-Star shortstop Hanley Ramirez has told the Miami Marlins that he does not want to move to third base following the free-agent signing of Jose Reyes, according to ESPN Deportes Los Angeles.

"Hanley doesn't want to play third base and the Marlins were informed of that," a source told ESPN Deportes Los Angeles. "Rather than ask for a trade, what he has done is to inform (the team) that he does not want to play another position other than shortstop."

Ramirez, a three-time All-Star, has played for the club since 2006. The former National League batting champion signed a six-year, $70 million deal with the Marlins in 2009, which keeps him under club control until 2014.

Last season Ramirez played just 92 games and hit a career worst .243/.333/.379 with 10 home runs and 45 RBI. Over the course of his seven-year career he has posted a career 162 game average of .306/.390/.506 with 25 home runs, 83 RBI, and 41 stolen bases.

The Marlins signed Reyes to a six-year, $106 million contract on Sunday despite Ramirez’s presence on the roster. Last season the 28-year-old led the National League in batting by hitting .337/.384/.493 with seven home runs and 39 stolen bases. Over the course of his nine-year career, Reyes has posted a career 162 game average of .292/.341/.441 with 12 home runs and 57 stolen bases.

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