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Hanley Ramirez takes grounders at third

Updated: February 21, 2012, 7:39 PM ET
Associated Press

JUPITER, Fla. -- Hanley Ramirez trotted onto a practice field near first base, walked past second base, slowed as he reached his familiar shortstop position -- and kept going.

He might not be thrilled about his new role, but Ramirez is now a third baseman.

The former All-Star shortstop assumed the position for the Miami Marlins for the first time Tuesday, fielding practice grounders and sending the strongest signal yet that he's willing to make the change.

When Ramirez came off ...

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