02/17/12 1:26 PM EST
Hanley responds to Dominican news article
By Quinn Roberts / MLB.com
Franklin Mirabal, the author of the piece, wrote that Ramirez's friendship with Jose Reyes will hurt their relationship and that Reyes' $106 million contract, which he signed in the offseason, was a way for the Marlins to show their frustration with Ramirez.
Ramirez then responded (translated from Spanish) via Twitter: "Folks, via this medium I want to let everyone know that what came out in the newspaper Hoy about me, the team and [manager Ozzie] Guillen is a lie."
Mirabel also criticized Ramirez for not being mature enough to be the face of Miami's franchise or take a leadership role with the team.
Ramirez then continued to write on Twitter: "And now what are you going to talk about if the whole world knows I'm going to play third base with the Marlins."
Ramirez followed with a final tweet, saying the newspaper was "Trying to soil my image with lies. Third base with the Marlins forever baby."
Quinn Roberts is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.