Published: Aug 26, 2010 12:08 AM EDT
Updated: Aug 26, 2010 4:31 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hanley Ramirez has a new hairstyle — and a familiar spot in the batting order.

Florida's star shortstop tried to dye his dark hair blonde before Wednesday night's game against the New York Mets, but it didn't quite turn out that way. Ramirez's short, curly locks wound up a reddish-orange rust color after the salon experiment in his hotel room.

Ramirez said the new look had nothing to do with baseball — he just wanted to try something different.

Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez also made a notable change Wednesday, dropping Ramirez from the leadoff spot back to the No. 3 hole where he spent most of the season and has excelled in the past.

Cameron Maybin, recalled from the minors Tuesday, returned to the top of the lineup.