The future is a mystery to Hanley Ramirez, and not just his long-term future.
On Saturday, Ramirez, who generally has been shunning the press this season, caused fresh intrigue over his immediate future when he took ground balls at third base.
Apparently he was just messing with us. Manager
"Not right now," he said. "We've talked about it in the past. We feel like he thinks moving forward in his career, he's a third baseman.
"I think he likes to just make everybody raise their eyebrows. No real talk about it."
Ramirez is eligible to come off the disabled list Aug. 24, the final game of the current nine-game homestand. Mattingly said he should be ready to come off on time.
"Unless we have a setback in some way, we feel like Hanley will be ready to play," Mattingly said.