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Guillen: Hanley staying at 3B in event of Reyes injury

    JUPITER -- Hanley Ramirez better cozy up to third base because Ozzie Guillen has no intention of moving him off the hot corner, even if oft-injured shortstop Jose Reyes receives a day off or goes on the disabled list.

      Guillen said he would probably use either Emilio Bonifacio or the backup infielder at short if Reyes, who spent considerable time on the DL when he was with the Mets, isn't in the lineup.

     "I won't play with Hanley's mind," Guillen said. "It's going to be hard for him to move to shortstop, and then when Reyes is ready, back to third base. Then we're abusing this kid and we don't respect him.

     "Bonifacio's going to be helping a little bit at shortstop, just in case (Reyes) needs a day off, and I've got to see who's the backup player in the infield," Guillen said.

     Reyes arrived to camp on Thursday and immediately hit the practice field to work with Omar Infante, his new double play partner.

      "I just hear Reyes say (to Ramirez), 'Just make sure you guard the line, I got the rest,'" Guillen said.