Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/2/12
Hanley Ramirez may be willing to give third base a try if it gives the Miami Marlins a better chance to win.

Ramirez made the stunning about-face in a Spanish-language interview with The Associated Press. The superstar infielder had previously been vehement about his dissatisfaction with the idea of moving from shorstop to third.

"I've talked with Guillen, and what we both want is to win with the Marlins," Ramirez said. "When January arrives, we'll see what happens with the position change and everything else. If it's at third, fine. Wherever they put me, I'll do it in order to win."

Ramirez went on to say that his surgically-repaired shoulder is almost completely healed, and that he expects to be fully ready for the start of spring training.

The position change was necessitated by the Marlins' signing of free-agent shortstop Jose Reyes earlier in the offseason.

Ramirez is coming off the most difficult season of his career. The 28-year-old was limited to 92 games with the shoulder ailment, hitting .243 with 10 homers, 45 RBIs and 20 stolen bases.
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