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Geoff Blum | Third Baseman

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (45) / 4/26/1973
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 221
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: UC-Berkeley
Drafted: 1994 / Rd. 7 (0) / WAS

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Geoff Blum has reached an agreement to join the Astros' television broadcast team as a color analyst.
This effectively means that he's retired from baseball. Blum was limited to just 17 games during the 2012 season due to an oblique injury. The 39-year-old infielder played with six teams during his 14-year MLB career, including two stints with the Astros. He'll call 60 games in 2013. Sat, Jan 12, 2013 10:22:00 PM

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Diamondbacks released INF Geoff Blum.

Blum, who is in the second season of a two-year, $2.7 million contract, announced the news of his release via his personal Twitter account. The 39-year-old infielder has been limited to just 17 games this season due to an oblique injury, but he could latch on elsewhere as a bench player.
Fri, Jul 20, 2012 05:08:00 PM

The Diamondbacks are expected to release Geoff Blum.

Blum revealed the news himself on Twitter. He's batted just .143/.194/.143 while spending two months of the year on the DL with a torn oblique muscle. The 39-year-old could catch on somewhere with a minor league deal if he chooses to continue his career.
Fri, Jul 20, 2012 03:21:00 PM

Diamondbacks activated INF Geoff Blum from the 60-day disabled list.

Blum batted just .237 (9-for-38) over 12 games during his rehab assignment, but the important part is that he didn't feel any discomfort with his oblique muscle. The Diamondbacks placed John McDonald (back) on the disabled list in a corresponding roster move.
Mon, Jul 2, 2012 06:52:00 PM

Geoff Blum (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Reno Saturday.

Blum has been out for two months with a torn oblique muscle, so he'll probably require more than a handful of at-bats. He should be back before the end of the month if he can avoid a setback.
Fri, Jun 15, 2012 08:30:00 AM

Diamondbacks transferred INF Geoff Blum from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Blum has been out since the middle of April because of a torn oblique muscle, and can now be ruled out for all of May. The veteran infielder opened the year 1-for-11.
Mon, Apr 30, 2012 12:11:00 PM

Geoff Blum (oblique) said Thursday that he could miss as much as four to eight weeks.

Initial reports were that Blum pulled a side muscle during batting practice on Tuesday, but the utility infielder actually suffered a torn oblique. His current timetable will likely leave him sidelined until late May at the earliest.
Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:42:00 PM

Diamondbacks placed INF Geoff Blum on the 15-day disabled list with a pulled side muscle.

As expected. Blum tweaked a muscle in his side during batting practice and will likely be sidelined until the early part of May. The veteran utility infielder is 1-for-11 to begin the season.
Wed, Apr 18, 2012 01:17:00 PM

Geoff Blum will be placed on the disabled list after pulling a side muscle during batting practice on Tuesday.

The full extent of the injury isn't yet known, but he'll now be out until the early part of May. Blum is 1-for-11 so far this season. A.J. Pollock will replace him on the active roster.
Wed, Apr 18, 2012 08:36:00 AM

Making his first start since coming off the DL on Thursday, Geoff Blum went 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI on Monday.

That silly two-year, $2.7 million deal handed to Blum finally paid off for the Diamomdbacks, as he knocked in his third, fourth and fifth runs of the season. He doesn't figure to play a lot behind Ryan Roberts this month, but perhaps that will change if he puts together a hot streak.
Mon, Sep 5, 2011 06:30:00 PM

Diamondbacks activated INF Geoff Blum from the 15-day disabled list.

Blum was sidelined for over a month due to a fractured right pinkie finger. The veteran utilityman will function as depth for the Diamondbacks down the stretch.
Thu, Sep 1, 2011 03:09:00 PM

Geoff Blum (finger) went 2-for-3 with an RBI single Monday in his first minor league rehab game with the AZL Diamondbacks.

Blum also played five innings in the field. Barring any setbacks, he should be ready to return this weekend against the Giants. The veteran utility man has been sidelined since late-July with a fractured right pinky finger.
Mon, Aug 29, 2011 09:50:00 PM

Geoff Blum (finger) took batting practice Saturday.

Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson expects Blum to be ready to return in about two weeks. He's been out since late July with a fractured right pinky finger.
Sun, Aug 28, 2011 08:23:00 AM

Geoff Blum (finger) has been cleared to resume throwing and swinging a bat.

Blum revealed the news himself on Twitter that the fracture in his right pinkie finger is healed. There's no timetable for his return to action, but he'll certainly be back sometime in September, if not late August.
Fri, Aug 19, 2011 07:04:00 PM

Geoff Blum (finger) took grounders Monday.

Blum was placed on the disabled in late-July with a fractured right pinky finger. The veteran utility man is scheduled to undergo another X-ray next week and assuming all goes well, he will likely be back with the Diamondbacks before the end of the month.
Mon, Aug 8, 2011 11:10:00 PM

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LF1Steven Souza
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