Originally posted on Sun Sentinel  |  Last updated 1/9/12
A guest of MLB Network Radio on Monday, Miami Marlins hitting coach Eduardo Perez admitted to having some concerns about how the position change and shoulder surgery will impact Hanley Ramirez’s bat next season. Perez, like manager Ozzie Guillen said earlier this offseason, believes playing a less demanding position should facilitate Ramirez having a bounce back year. “I think everybody has his concerns,” Perez told hosts Kevin Kennedy and Jim Duquette. “The good thing is it’s not like he’s going from third base to shortstop or to a higher level, difficult position. Going to third base we’re hoping it’ll keep his legs fresh…There’s a lot more diving going on with a lot more force at shortstop than third. Third base is a step and a dive, which you don’t really feel it as much. He’s got all the athletic ability to be successful. Now internally, can he handle that change of position for the better of the team and even for the better of his health and better of his well-being and longevi
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