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Seattle Mariners: Bloomquist out, Taylor in

Willie Bloomquist spent more than half his career with the Seattle Mariners On Thursday, the Seattle Mariners designated utilityman Willie Bloomquist for assignment and recalled shortstop Chris Taylor from AAA Tacoma to replace him. Bloomquist was drafted twice by the Mariners and has played two separate stints with the ball club. Bloomquist, who spent the majority of his career...
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

The Willie Bloomquist era is over in Seattle

On Thursday, the Seattle Mariners officially cut ties with infielder Willie Bloomquist.  The rumors began last night when word broke that the Mariners were going to promote shortstop Chris Taylor from Triple-A Tacoma. Considering Seattle's roster issues, Bloomquist's continued presence did seem a bit odd in the context of what he offered the club as a bench player.  Bloomquist...
Via Fox Sports
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Swiss Army Utility Player, Willie Bloomquist DFA’ed, Youngster Chris Taylor gets the Call

Journeyman utility player, Willie Bloomquist has been designated for assignment. This most likely marks the end of the Port Orchard native’s career in the Pacific Northwest. From 2002-2008, Bloomquist was one of the more beloved players by fans. He consistently embodied the term “scrappy player,” by making the most of every opportunity he got on the field in his role as...
Via Seattle Side Up!
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Should the Mariners cut ties with Willie Bloomquist?

At age 37, Willie Bloomquist is at a crossroads in his Major League career. Employed by the Seattle Mariners, Bloomquist rarely plays these days (he's appeared in just 15 games so far this season), and he primarily plays a position (shortstop) at which the Mariners are very deep. As Lookout Landing suggested in a new piece, it might be time for the Mariners to cut ties with Bloomquist...
Via Fox Sports
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle's Bloomquist out for the season

SEATTLE (AP) Willie Bloomquist will miss the rest of the season for the Seattle Mariners after undergoing microfracture surgery on his right knee. Bloomquist underwent the surgery on Friday morning. Manager Lloyd McClendon said Bloomquist will be on crutches for the next six to eight weeks, but should be available for spring training. Bloomquist was injured running out an RBI groundout...
Via AP on Fox
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Update: Willie Bloomquist placed on DL

Seattle Mariners utilityman Willie Bloomquist has landed on the 15-day DL with a bruised right knee. Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports that Bloomquist suffered the injury when running to first base during Wednesday's loss to the New York Mets. Manager Lloyd McClendon told Dutton that the team couldn't afford to play short-handed while the veteran recovers:“He’s...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

AP Source: Mariners set to sign Willie Bloomquist

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...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

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...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Mariners agree to terms with Willie Bloomquist on a two-year deal

Willie Bloomquist is coming home.The 36-year old Washington native has agreed to a two-year deal, $5.8 mm deal with the Seattle Mariners as first reported by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.#mariners are close to a deal with willie bloomquist— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 2, 2013Bloomquist, who previously served a tour in Seattle from 2002-2008, spent last season with the Arizona...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

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