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8 Willie Bloomquist SS
Height/Weight: 5-11/190 | Birthdate: 11/27/1977 | Birthplace: Bremerton, WA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Seattle | College: Arizona State | MLB Experience: 13 | Salary: $1,900,000 | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 323.83
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Willie Bloomquist heading to the disabled list


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Mariners infielder Willie Bloomquist has been placed on the disabled list Thursday.

Bloomquist is dealing with a right knee injury. Chris Taylor has been recalled from Triple-A in order to take Bloomquist's spot on the roster. 


Willie Bloomquist assumes role of hero in Friday win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2014) A rare start for Mariners infielder Willie Bloomquist turned out quite in their favor Friday night. The veteran provided the key hit in a defeat of Houston with a two-run homer in the sixth inning that gave his team a 5-1 lead. He had already hit a sacrifice fly.

Bloomquist had not had a hit previously since May 4.


Kyle Seager replaced in the lineup due to illness


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2014) Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager was scratched from the lineup for Friday's game against the Royals, due to flu-like symptoms. He was replaced by Willie Bloomquist in the starting lineup.  

Willie Bloomquist officially back with Mariners


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/5/2013) Willie Bloomquist finalized his two-year, $5.8 million deal with the Mariners Thursday, bringing him back to where he began his major-league career in 2002. Bloomquist hit .317 in 139 at-bats last year with the Diamondbacks, but he missed significant time with an oblique injury and a broken hand.

"As of right now, I feel great, my body feels 100 percent and I'm ready to go," the 36-year-old told The Seattle Times. "I took a 94 mph fastball off my hand and broke a couple of bones in it. That's where I missed the bulk of my time. Injuries are going to happen. I've always tried to get between the lines and give it 100 percent. I feel like you are supposed to play that way. And along with that comes some injuries."

Bloomquist is expected to play a reserve role for the Mariners.


Mariners to reunite with Willie Bloomquist


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(12/2/2013) MLB.com reports that free agent utility player Willie Bloomquist reached an agreement to sign with the Mariners on Monday. According to the Arizona Republic, Bloomquist will have a two-year contract in the $5-to-$6 million range.

Bloomquist appeared in only 48 games with the Diamondbacks in 2013, hitting .317 and playing second base, shortstop and left field. He spent the first seven years of his major league career with the Mariners.


Diamondbacks file for free agency


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/6/2013) Diamondbacks third baseman Eric Chavez, catcher Wil Nieves and utility player Willie Bloomquist have declared free agency.

Of them, Chavez played the biggest role in 2013, hitting nine homers in 228 at-bats, but he may be expendable with the emergence of 22-year-old Matt Davidson.


Diamondbacks have plethora of shortstop options


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2013) The return of Willie Bloomquist after missing nearly two months with a broken bone in his hand has created a logjam at shortstop for Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson. Bloomquist's return means Gibson has a three-man rotation at shortstop, which also includes Didi Gregorius and Cliff Pennington.

"I’ll rotate the guys somewhat," Gibson said, per The Arizona Republic. "We didn’t score any runs (Friday) night, and I think Willie is probably the best shortstop we have, the most offensive. He puts the bat on the ball and allows us to do stuff."

The situation could even become more crowded if the Diamondbacks choose to bring up prospect Chris Owings, who was named MVP of the Pacific Coast League (Triple-A).

"He’s earned it, and he’s got a pretty good future ahead of him," Gibson said of Owings. "He’s going to fit in there somewhere, sometime, some way, somehow."


Willie Bloomquist picks up three hits in return


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/29/2013) Diamondbacks infielder Willie Bloomquist had a strong showing Wednesday against the Padres, in his first game in more than two months. 

Bloomquist, who had been out with a hand injury since late June, went 3 for 4 in his return to the lineup. He drove in one run with one of his three singles, in a 5-1 loss. 

Bloomquist is now hitting .316 in 76 at-bats. He is likely to return in a reserve role while splitting time around the infield.


Willie Bloomquist activated from disabled list


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2013) The Diamondbacks activated infielder Willie Bloomquist from the 15-day disabled list Wednesday. He is starting at shortstop at batting six in the team's Wednesday night game against the Padres.

Bloomquist, who has been out since June 27 due to a broken left hand, has hit .292/.342/.347 in 72 at-bats.


Willie Bloomquist could return Wednesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2013) The Diamondbacks could have an extra roster spot Wednesday, and MLB.com reports it could be filled by Willie Bloomquist's return from a trip to the disabled list with a broken left hand.

"Kind of right now, we're going to see how we get through this game tonight and see what our needs are," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said before Tuesday's game. "If we have to go get a pitcher, we'll probably hold [Bloomquist] off and have him play another game down there."

Bloomquist has been playing in rehab games over the last week, his first action since suffering the injury in late June. 


Willie Bloomquist, Miguel Montero could return Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2013) The Diamondbacks could get two players back from injury as early as Monday, as manager Kirk Gibson said Saturday that the rehab assignments for catcher Miguel Montero and Willie Bloomquist are going well, MLB.com reports.

"We'll see how they get through these next two games, how they play, what the reports say," Gibson said. "No. 1, you want to make sure they're healthy. The other thing is, are they ready? I think they're ready in their own mind, but I don't know whether to tell you they'll be back Monday, but I think it's reasonable to say we're looking at bringing them back next week."

Bloomquist, who is recovering from a left hand contusion, has went 2 for 3 in three consecutive games with the Arizona League Diamondbacks. Also playing with the team's Arizona League affiliate, Montero is 5 for 15 over five games.


Willie Bloomquist draws close to rehab assignment


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2013) Diamondbacks infielder Willie Bloomquist swung a bat over the weekend as he draws closer to beginning a rehab assignment, MLB.com reports.

"He's champing at the bit," manager Kirk Gibson said Monday. "He wants to get going. He wants to start playing somewhere."

Bloomquist, who has been out since late June due to a broken hand, has hit .292/.342/.347 in 72 at-bats.


Willie Bloomquist cleared to take ground balls


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2013) Diamondbacks infielder Willie Bloomquist was cleared to take ground balls and play catch Tuesday, MLB.com reports.

Bloomquist is expected to visit hand specialist Dr. Don Sheridan Sunday and could be cleared to begin hitting at some point next week. He has been sidelined since June 28 with a broken left hand.

Willie Bloomquist could miss two months


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2013) Diamondbacks infielder Willie Bloomquist said he has two broken bones in his left hand and has been told to expect to be sidelined for six to eight weeks, The Associated Press reports.

He was injured June 26 against Washington and got back the results of a CT scan Friday. He was on the DL for the first two months of the season with an oblique injury. 


Willie Bloomquist to undergo CT scan on wrist


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2013) Injured Diamondbacks shortstop Willie Bloomquist will undergo a CT scan on his left wrist Thursday, MLB.com reports. Bloomquist has been dealing with the injury since June 26. He has already been placed at the disabled list, so the question is whether he'll be able to return around the All-Star break or if he'll need an extended stay.

Willie Bloomquist lands on 15-day DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2013) The Diamondbacks placed infielder Willie Bloomquist on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a left hand contusion. Bloomquist, who last played June 27, heads to the disabled list with a .292 average in 22 games.

Willie Bloomquist remains out


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2013) Diamondbacks infielder Willie Bloomquist did not start Saturday's game against the Braves, as he continues to deal with a hand injury. Bloomquist has been dealing with the injury since Wednesday, when he was hit in the hand. It is not clear if he has been able to swing a bat yet.

Willie Bloomquist reports improvement with hand Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2013) Diamondbacks infielder Willie Bloomquist said Friday that his injured left hand has made "considerable progress" since Thursday, MLB.com reports. He played catch Friday but did not swing a bat.

"A lot closer," Bloomquist told MLB.com of being able to swing. "I would have said [Thursday] there was no chance of anything yesterday, but today I put a glove on and grabbed a bat. I don't know if I can swing yet."

The Diamondbacks chose to designate Eric Hinske for assignment Friday rather than place Bloomquist on the disabled list to open up a 25-man roster spot for returning infielder Eric Chavez.


Willie Bloomquist out of Friday's lineup


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2013) Diamondbacks infielder Willie Bloomquist is out of the starting lineup Friday against the Braves, a day after being used as a pinch runner against the Nationals.

Bloomquist, who was hit on the hand in a pinch-hit appearance Wednesday, expressed disappointment in the status of his hand Thursday, saying he was "hoping for a lot better."


Willie Bloomquist pinch runs Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2013) Diamondbacks infielder Willie Bloomquist pinch ran in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Nationals. He did not stay in the game after pinch running.

Bloomquist was out of the lineup after getting hit by a pitch Wednesday. He said Thursday that he was "hoping for a lot better" with regards to his hand.


Willie Bloomquist's hand not in good shape


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2013) Diamondbacks infielder Willie Bloomquist said his left hand is "not good" a day after getting hit by a pitch Wednesday against the Nationals. He was not in the lineup Thursday.

"I was hoping for a lot better," Bloomquist told The Arizona Republic


Willie Bloomquist dealing with injured hand


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2013) Diamondbacks second baseman Willie Bloomquist was hit on his left hand by a pitch in a pinch-hit appearance Tuesday night against the Nationals.

X-rays on his hand came back negative following the game, according to the Arizona Republic. Bloomquist is hitting .342 with eight RBI in 72 at-bats.


Willie Bloomquist goes hitless in start for first time


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2013) Diamondbacks second baseman Willie Bloomquist went hitless in a start for the first time this season Monday against the Marlins, going 0 for 5. He was 18 for 41 in starts and 0 for 3 in non-starts before Monday's hitless performance.

Bloomquist has hit .367/.418/.429 with eight runs and six RBI in 49 at-bats since making his season debut on June 1.


Willie Bloomquist getting chances at second base


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2013) Diamondbacks infielder Willie Bloomquist has started seven of the club's last nine games at second base.

Bloomquist seems to be overtaking the struggling Cliff Pennington for the starting job. Pennington owns just a .231/.306/.294 line in 143 at-bats. Meanwhile, Bloomquist is hitting a robust .441/.500/.529 over his first 10 games back from the disabled list. It looks like Bloomquist could get the bulk of the second base at-bats until Aaron Hill returns from the disabled list.


Willie Bloomquist remains red hot


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2013) Diamondbacks infielder Willie Bloomquist appeared in his fourth game since coming off the disabled list Wednesday against the Cardinals, and had his fourth multi-hit game.

Bloomquist went 2 for 4 with two singles, scored twice and drove in one, his first RBI of the season. The Diamondbacks won 10-3.

Bloomquist is batting .643 in 18 at-bats, with two doubles and six runs scored, in his last four games. He has only sat out one game since his activation.