October 16, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez (13) at bat during game five of the National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Rumors: Hanley Ramirez wants to be with Los Angeles Dodgers 'for life'

The Los Angeles Dodgers are back to being a powerhouse in baseball as the team has finally gotten its roster kicking and seem to have their ducks in a row. They nearly made it to the World Series last year and are clearly gearing up for another serious run in 2014.

One of the players who has been stepping up for the Dodgers has been Hanley Ramirez, a player the team is working on a contract with. No news has come out about the contract or how close the two sides are, but Ramirez is trying to bridge the gap by saying he’s committed to the Dodgers for life.

Per the Los Angeles Times:

In the clubhouse a day before position players were scheduled to report for spring training, Hanley Ramirez said Wednesday he wanted to be “a Dodger for life.”

But Ramirez otherwise declined to talk about his contractual status, saying with a smile, “I’m a baseball player.”

There is hope that a deal can get done that will keep Ramirez a member of the Dodgers for as long as possible, but fans will have to wait on word for that.

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