Hanley's adjustments showing results

Hanley's adjustments showing results

Hanley's adjustments showing results
MIAMI -- Some fine-tuning with his swing has produced some big results for Marlins third baseman Hanley Ramirez.

After consulting with hitting coach Eduardo Perez, Ramirez has tweaked his stance. Basically, he's lowered his hands and stopped raising his front leg so high.

The results have been tremendous in the first three games since making the adjustments.

Ramirez is 9-for-16 with three homers and nine RBIs in Miami's last four games, including homers in three straight contests.

"He's committed," Perez said. "I think he realizes that right now, where his stance is and where his hands are, it's good for him. What's good for him right now is good for the ballclub."

Ramirez provided the game-winning hits on Sunday against the Astros and Tuesday against the Cubs.

"We know all the potential that he has," Perez said. "Right now, he's just going out there and he's staying more compact. His leg kick is not as high, his hands are lower. It's working."

A year ago, Ramirez was plagued by injuries, which were major factors in his dip in production.

Now, he's locked in, and he's providing a big boost in the middle of the order.

"He has unbelievable ability," Perez said. "I just want him to be consistent. Consistency is what you see from all the best hitters in the league, and that's what we're seeing right now."