Posted December 02, 2013 on AP on Fox
A baseball official with knowledge of the deal says the Seattle Mariners are on the verge of bringing back utility man Willie Bloomquist. The person spoke on condition of anonymity on Monday because the deal is still pending a physical expected to take place later this week. Bloomquist is the Mariners' first offseason signing and provides them a utility player who can play both infield and outfield positions. Bloomquist spent the past three seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks, appearing in 225 games and hitting .289 with 36 doubles and 63 RBIs over that time. Last season with Arizona, he appeared in 48 games and had 139 at-bats. Bloomquist spent the first seven seasons of his career with the Mariners. His high point came in 2006 when Bloomquist appeared in 102 games for Seattle. He spent the 2009-10 seasons with Kansas City and Cincinnati before joining the Diamondbacks.

Mariners sign super-sub Willie Bloomquist

Just hit the snooze button M’s fans So I awoke late on Monday from my self-induced turkey coma to the new that Mariners General Manager Jack Zduriencik has made his first offseason move in prelude of the 2014 Seattle Mariners campaign. The Mariners have signed utility infielder Willie Bloomquist.  Whoopty doo! If you are sensing sarcasm in my words you would be correct.  But...

Mariners close to signing utility infielder Willie Bloomquist

The Seattle Mariners and free agent utility infielder Willie Bloomquist are close to agreeing to terms on a deal, according to Jon Heyman of Bloomquist, 36, hit .317/.360/.367 last season in 150 plate appearances after hitting .302/.325/.398 in 338 PA in 2012 for the Diamondbacks. He's played every position on the field in his career except pitcher and catcher...

Bloomquist close to signing 2-year deal with Seattle

PHOENIX -- Free agent Willie Bloomquist, a valuable piece in the Diamondbacks' run to the NL West title in 2011, is expected sign a two-year deal with Seattle worth between 5 million and 6 million, according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal.The D-backs have a surfeit of middle infielders in Aaron Hill, Didi Gregorius, Cliff Pennington and Chris Owings, and even if they traded...

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The Seattle Mariners continue to do very Seattle Mariner type things. Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal has reported that the Mariners and utility player Willie Bloomquist have agreed to a two-year deal worth $5.8M. Prior to this deal, the most Bloomquist had ever earned in a season is $1.9MM. The 36-year-old only played in 48 games during the 2013 season due to multiple broken bones...

Seattle hires Wilson as minor league coach

The Seattle Mariners have hired former catcher Dan Wilson as the roving minor league catching coordinator for the organization. The Mariners announced the hiring on Tuesday. Wilson will work with catchers at all levels of the organization beginning with spring training and continuing through the season. He will travel to each of Seattle's minor league affiliates to work with...

Report: Seattle Mariners are 'major players' for Robinson Cano

Tweet The Seattle Mariners have emerged as major players for second baseman Robinson Cano, arguably the top free agent on the market this offseason, ESPN New York is reporting. Cano’s agent confirmed that he was meeting with another team besides the Yankees Tuesday morning, but did not specify which team. The New York Yankees and Cano are reportedly...

Eric Hinske joins the Cubs’ coaching staff

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Daniel Hudson free to negotiate with other teams

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D-backs trade Bell to Tampa Bay, gain salary relief

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks did not wait until the winter meetings to start their repackaging, sending reliever Heath Bell to Tampa Bay and left-hander David Holmberg to Cincinnati in a three-team deal Tuesday.The D-backs added minor league right-hander Justin Choate and a player to be named from the Rays, but the major get was a heftier wallet, better to serve their long-term mission...

SeattleClubhouse Top-50: 50-46

Each Monday for the next 10 weeks, SeattleClubhouse gives you an inside look at our take on the Top-50 prospects in the Seattle Mariners organization for 2014 as things sit at the open of December. Rankings are complete with scouting notes, quotes from various sources and extended player info.

Phillies Add Catcher Wil Nieves To Back Up Carlos Ruiz

What a busy 24 hours it has been in Major League Baseball. With free agent signings and trades, this was a busier day than last year's trade deadline. Like last year's trade deadline, it appeared that the Phillies were destined to do nothing. But alas, they have. According to Jon...

Mariners emerging as a "major player" for Cano

The Seattle Mariners have emerged as a major player in the sweepstakes for free agent Robinson Cano, according to several sources who spoke to on Tuesday on the condition of anonymity. With the New York Yankees not wanting to offer Cano more than a seven-year contract or as much as $200 million, an industry source with knowledge of the negotiations put the Yankees...

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Seattle Mariners reportedly major players for Robinson Cano

Robinson Cano and the New York Yankees seem to be increasingly far apart in their contract negotiations, and the Seattle Mariners could be emerging as a contender to step in and sign the free agent second baseman. We told you on Monday that Cano and the Yankees are nearly $100 million apart in negotiations. The […]
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