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Marlins' asking price for Hanley Ramirez "is not ridiculous"

Omar Infante and Anibal Sanchez were the first to go.

Could Hanley Ramirez be next?

According to our Barry Jackson, an official with an American League team said Tuesday that Ramirez, a three-time All-Star and former batting champion, is very much being made available by the Marlins and that the asking price "is not ridiculous."

The Marlins want young players in return, but want quality pieces - not a salary dump. Ramirez, hitting .246 with 14 homers and 46 RBI, is under contract through 2014. He is due $15.5 million and $16 million over the next two years. 

Oakland and Boston have interest, and USA Today mentioned Toronto as another possibility.

Ramirez, who missed three consecutive games with a right hand infection, is back in the Marlins lineup today.

Fox's Ken Rosenthal reported Tuesday afternoon that teams also have been inquiring about Josh Johnson, Ricky Nolasco, Carlos Lee and Randy Choate. Lee and Choate are impending free agents, and it wouldn't be surprising if either is moved.

The Marlins would love to dump Heath Bell, but finding a taker won't be easy.

> A headline in Tuesday's editions of the Miami Herald incorrectly stated that Larry Beinfest said the Marlins have given up on the season by trading Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante to the Tigers for prospects. Beinfest did not say that. He said the Marlins are "restructuring."


> Marlins: 1. Jose Reyes SS, 2. Greg Dobbs RF, 3. Carlos Lee 1B, 4. Justin Ruggiano CF, 5. Logan Morrison LF, 6. Hanley Ramirez 3B, 7. Emilio Bonifacio 2B, 8. John Buck C, 9. Mark Buehrle LHP.