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Hanley Ramirez returning to Dodgers next season is no sure thing
Hanley Ramirez returning to Dodgers next season is no sure thing

On this date a year ago, Hanley Ramirez was batting .363. The Dodgers loved him, and vice versa. The playoffs would happen, and then the contract extension. The playoffs happened. The new contract never did. That sets up what could be the most intriguing free-agent drama this off-season. Ramirez might well be the best bat available, but the caution lights — his injury history, concern over his willingness to acknowledge his defensive limitations, and the possibility that signing him could require forfeiting a top draft pick — could make for a fascinating dynamic in the market. Ramirez and the Dodgers have tabled negotiations until the season is over, Dodgers President...

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