Hanley Ramirez is telling interested teams he is willing to play "wherever there's a need," an indication that he would switch to third base and perhaps even elsewhere to open up his market to several more teams.

Ramirez has been one of the best offensive shortstops in baseball throughout his career.

His flexibility to play positions besides shortstop should increase his market to include many more teams, who could envision him at third base, left field or elsewhere.