Report: A's Eye Marlins' Hanley Ramirez
A's rumored to be after Hanley Ramirez.
Hanley Ramirez crosses homeplate after hitting a grand slam in the first inning against the Texas Rangers.
Does yellow and white look good in October? If the Oakland Athletics are thinking playoffs, they may be thinking Hanley Ramirez, according to reports.
Ramirez, 28, is the Florida Marlins' talented third baseman, who can also play shortstop. The A's are currently tied for one of the American League's two wild-card positions, and could be a true contender if they add a viable bat like Ramirez's, according to the Bay Area News Group.
Word that A's general manager Billy Beane is eyeing Ramirez first leaked to USA Today. Beane declined to comment on the report.
Ramirez, once one of the game's top shortstops, moved to third base this year, where he is hitting .247 with 14 home runs in 92 games.
Ramirez is costly, however: he is paid $6 million more than the A's best-paid player, centerfielder Yoenis Cespedes.
Copyright NBC Owned Television Stations