Hanley Ramirez is still rehabbing his shoulder.
Is Ramirez, who bats right-handed, planning to become a switch-hitter?
"No," he said with a laugh. "I'm just trying to get my shoulder loose."
Ramirez had arthroscopic surgery to repair his injured left shoulder Oct. 3, days after ending the season with a .332 batting average, 29 home runs and 212 hits, which ranked second in the National League.
The 2006 National League Rookie of the Year, Ramirez missed several games after dislocating the shoulder while swinging at a pitch during a July 22 game against Cincinnati.
The fact that he has to loosen up his shoulder during batting practice, isn't unexpected. And it may even continue for much of the season.
So how is the situation being evaluated?
It is possible that Hanley is the lone young Marlins player who will tell the truth about how he feels. But I wouldn't count on it, someone needs to be watching him -- closely.