“That’s the old Hanley that everybody here knows,” LeBlanc said. “Maybe he is just reinvigorated over there, a fresh start. That’s what a lot of guys need sometimes.”
Ramirez completed his triumphant return to Marlins Park on Sunday by driving in three runs in the Dodgers’ 5-0 victory over his former team.
In the three-game series, Ramirez was eight for 13 with five runs batted in, two runs scored and a double. The last of his three RBIs was the 500th of his career.
Ramirez didn’t gloat after the Dodgers claimed two wins in Miami, where he was booed every time he stepped to the plate and largely ignored by his former teammates. He said it was time to look to the upcoming series in Pittsburgh.
Ramirez denied the series was particularly emotional.
“Not at all,” he said. “It was only my first at-bat. After that, everything went back to normal and I was trying to do my job.”