MIAMI, FL - JULY 23: Hanley Ramirez #2 of the Miami Marlins looks on from the dugout during a game against the Atlanta Braves at Marlins Park on July 23, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)
UPDATE - Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports speculates that Ramirez could be the next member of the Marlins to go, adding that the Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers and Oakland Athletics could be a few of the clubs interested in Han-Ram.
Rosenthal also says Marlins’ closer Heath Bell, who signed a three-year, $27 million deal with Miami this off-season, “figures to be shopped aggressively.”
8:30 AM EDT - Following their trade with the Tigers that sent Omar Infante and Anibal Sanchez to Detroit, clubs who have spoken with the Miami Marlins expect other moves to come, reports Scott Miller of CBSSports.com. Miller hears the Marlins are "open to the idea" of trading Hanley Ramirez, while the team is expected to retain starting pitcher Josh Johnson:
Clubs who have spoken with the Marlins think more moves will follow, sources tell CBSSports.com. There is a strong belief that the Marlins would like to deal Ramirez, who has not produced under first-year manager Ozzie Guillen the way they hoped he would.
One person familiar with the Marlins thinking says that he thinks the club will hang onto starter Josh Johnson now that it's traded Sanchez.
Ramirez is currently sidelined due an infection in his hand. The 28-year-old cut his hand while punching a cooling fan in the Marlins’ dugout, and he reportedly developed the infection when he failed to take his medicine. Marlins’ manager called the injury "stupid" and "immature."
Ramirez, who’s only mustered a line of .246/.322/.430 this year, is making $15 million this season and is owed $15.5 million in 2013 and another $16 million in 2014.
While the Marlins are expected to retain Johnson, Miller notes that left-handed reliever Randy Choate is "expected to be dealt."
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