Hanley Ramirez should play third

Why the Dodgers shortstop should move to third when he returns from DL

Updated: August 18, 2014, 1:52 PM ET
By Paul Swydan | ESPN Insider

Hanley RamirezRick Scuteri/USA TODAY SportsThe Dodgers need to get Hanley Ramirez's bat in the lineup and keep him healthy.
Hanley Ramirez will be activated from the disabled list in a week, which means the Los Angeles Dodgers have a big decision to make. While the Dodgers are likely to cruise into the postseason, they haven't exactly locked down the division just yet. To do so, and then get to the Fall Classic, the team will need to keep Ramirez healthy. And that leads to the question: Which position should he be playing?

Let's take a look at the pros and cons for putting Ramirez at shortstop or third base: