Hanley Ramirez sounds ready to reject the Dodgers’ qualifying offer.

As expected, it looks like Hanley Ramirez will reject the Dodgers’ $15.3 million qualifying offer and become a free agent. At least, that was the logical conclusion after Ramirez all but renounced his ties to the Dodgers in a series of tweets Thursday:

Ramirez also changed his Twitter bio to read “MLB shortstop,” taken from the business card of a man who knows what position he wants to play but doesn’t care where.

If Ramirez had accepted the Dodgers’ qualifying offer, he would be taking a voluntary pay cut from his 2014 salary. Considering he led all major-league shortstops in slugging percentage and on-base percentage (among a host of offensive categories) this season, that seemed unlikely.

Ramirez, 30, is likely to draw more interest from American League clubs who can use him as a designated hitter. Ramirez’s limited range at shortstop led the Dodgers to replace him late in games regularly as the season went on.

Amid a report that the Dodgers have inquired on at least one American League shortstop, the lack of interest seems mutual.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.