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Willie Bloomquist | Shortstop

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (36) / 11/27/1977
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Arizona State
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Willie Bloomquist went 2-for-3 with an RBI double in a win over the Royals on Sunday.
Bloomquist finished the game with two doubles, but it was his RBI double in the fifth inning that pulled the Mariners even with the Royals. Bloomquist's playing time has been sporadic -- he's got just 10 starts this month -- but he's got five multi-hit games in that stretch. The infielder is batting .280/.299/.366 and is a non-factor in fantasy. Jun 22 - 5:57 PM

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Willie Bloomquist went 2-for-3 with an RBI double as the Mariners topped the Tigers 4-0 on Sunday.

Bloomquist's run-scoring double off Max Scherzer in the fifth inning increased the Mariners advantage to 2-0, which was more than enough support for Roenis Elias. In limited time this season, the veteran infielder is hitting .237/.246/.322 with eight RBI.
Jun 1 - 7:13 PM

Willie Bloomquist hit his first homer since 2011 in Friday's win over the Astros.

It was a two-run shot off spot starter Rudy Owens. Bloomquist had four homers for the Diamondbacks in 2011, but he was without one in 508 at-bats the last three seasons. He entered tonight with a .178/.196/.200 line in 45 at-bats this year.
May 24 - 12:59 AM

Willie Bloomquist went 3-for-3 in Sunday's 9-8 victory over the Rangers in Cactus League play.

All three of the veteran infielder's hits were singles. He's slated to function in a utility role for the M's this season, and offers very little fantasy value outside of AL-only leagues.
Mar 9 - 8:34 PM

Mariners signed INF/OF Willie Bloomquist to a two-year, $5.8 million contract.

Bloomquist appeared in only 48 games in 2013 due to a lingering hand injury, but he'll be 100 percent for spring training and will serve as an active utilityman for Seattle. The 36-year-old is a .271/.320/.346 career hitter in the major leagues.
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 01:38:00 PM

Willie Bloomquist's new two-year deal with the Mariners carries a total value of $5.8 million.

That's the word from Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Bloomquist appeared in only 48 games in 2013 due to a lingering left hand injury, but he should have a clean bill of health heading into the 2014 season and will serve as an active utilityman for Seattle. The 36-year-old is a .271/.320/.346 career hitter in the major leagues.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 03:09:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Mariners are close to a deal with free agent Willie Bloomquist.

Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic says it's a two-year deal worth between $5 million and $6 million total. Bloomquist missed a large chunk of the 2013 season with a left hand injury and posted a pedestrian .727 OPS in 48 games for Arizona when he wasn't on the disabled list. He'll function as a utilityman next summer for Seattle.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:46:00 AM

Willie Bloomquist went 3-for-5 and plated the winning run in the bottom of the 10th as the Diamondbacks edged the Blue Jays 4-3 on Wednesday.

Bloomquist has been hurt for most of the season, but he's hit an exceptional .355 in 93 at-bats while healthy. He'll continue to get starts over Didi Gregorius while he's hot.
Wed, Sep 4, 2013 06:39:00 PM

Diamondbacks activated INF Willie Bloomquist from the 15-day disabled list.

Bloomquist wound up missing two months with a bruised hand. He won't carry fantasy value down the stretch.
Wed, Aug 28, 2013 06:13:00 PM

Willie Bloomquist (hand) is nearing a rehab assignment.

Bloomquist has been taking grounders for a week and was recently cleared to begin hitting again. He should be back before the end of the month. "He's champing at the bit," Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said. "He wants to get going. He wants to start playing somewhere."
Mon, Aug 12, 2013 11:56:00 PM

Willie Bloomquist (hand) was cleared to take ground balls and play catch on Tuesday.

He could be cleared to begin hitting next week after seeing hand specialist Dr. Don Sheridan on Sunday. Bloomquist isn't expected back until next month.
Tue, Aug 6, 2013 10:57:00 PM

Willie Bloomquist is expected to be sidelined six to eight weeks with two broken bones in his left hand.

Bloomquist was hit by a pitch last week and placed on the disabled list Wednesday. It's the same injury that sidelined Aaron Hill for much of this season. Bloomquist will be shut down for an extended absence and likely won't be available to return until September.
Sat, Jul 6, 2013 08:44:00 AM

Willie Bloomquist will have a CT scan taken of his injured left wrist on Thursday evening.

Bloomquist got plunked on the left wrist by a pitch last Wednesday and is still in pain. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list July 3, retroactive to June 28, and probably won't be back before the All-Star break.
Thu, Jul 4, 2013 02:41:00 PM

Diamondbacks placed INF Willie Bloomquist on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 28, with a left hand contusion.

Bloomquist was hit on the hand by a pitch last Wednesday and hasn't made enough progress to return to action. Tony Campana has been called up from Triple-A Reno to take his spot on the active roster.
Wed, Jul 3, 2013 03:27:00 PM

Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said Sunday that Willie Bloomquist's hand is "getting better every day."

Bloomquist was plunked on the left hand by a pitch on Wednesday and has not played since, but it sounds like he will avoid a disabled list stint. The veteran infielder is batting .292/.342/.347 in 22 games played this season.
Mon, Jul 1, 2013 10:33:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2Jesus Sucre
1B1Logan Morrison
2Justin Smoak
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Brad Miller
3B1Kyle Seager
2Willie Bloomquist
LF1Dustin Ackley
2Endy Chavez
CF1James Jones
2Franklin Gutierrez
RF1Michael Saunders
2Logan Morrison
DH1Corey Hart
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4Roenis Elias
5Chris Young
6Blake Beavan
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2Danny Farquhar
3Yoervis Medina
4Charlie Furbush
5Tom Wilhelmsen
6Joe Beimel
7Dominic Leone
8Brandon Maurer
9Lucas Luetge