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Willie Bloomquist | Second Baseman

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (40) / 11/27/1977
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 198
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Arizona State
Drafted: 1999 / Rd. 3 (0) / SEA

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Willie Bloomquist has announced his retirement from baseball.
Bloomquist made the announcement via his Twitter account, which is how you're supposed to do it these days, kids. The 38-year-old carved out a lengthy career as a utility player, batting .269/.316/.342 over parts of 14 seasons. He played for four different teams and made starts at every position except catcher. Fri, Mar 11, 2016 04:00:00 PM

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Former Mariners INF/OF Willie Bloomquist told MLB Daily Dish's Chris Cotillo that he's not officially retired and is looking for the right situation before spring training.

The Mariners released Bloomquist in early July after he hit just .159/.194/.174 in 69 at-bats. While he turned 38 in November, he's still holding out hope for a spring training invite from a team looking for a bench veteran. For what it's worth, he's a career .269/.316/.342 hitter and those 2015 numbers are uniformly the worst he's posted. Prior to last season, he had never hit lower than .245. To this point, though, there doesn't appear to be much interest.
Wed, Jan 13, 2016 04:52:00 PM

Mariners released INF/OF Willie Bloomquist.

Bloomquist cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and the M's have officially cut him loose. It's possible the 37-year-old will call it quits after 14 major league seasons.
Mon, Jul 6, 2015 08:35:00 PM

Mariners designated 2B Willie Bloomquist for assignment.

The 37-year-old has hit just .159 this season with two runs and one extra-base hit. Chris Taylor was called up from Triple-A Tacoma to take his place on the active roster. If Bloomquist decides to hang up his cleats, he'll finish his career with 778 hits in 1,055 big league appearances.
Thu, Jul 2, 2015 02:31:00 PM

Willie Bloomquist delivered a two-run double on Saturday, leading the Mariners to a 3-2 victory over the Blue Jays.

Score one for the batter vs. pitcher DFS crowd, as Bloomquist entered the day 20-for-44 (.455) with seven extra-base hits lifetime against Mark Buehrle. His two-run double in the third inning increased the M's advantage to 3-1 and proved to be the difference in the ballgame. It was his lone hit in four at-bats on the afternoon, and he's now hitting .184/.205/.211 with three RBI on the season.
Sat, May 23, 2015 03:39:00 PM

Willie Bloomquist (knee) ran the bases Monday and Tuesday for the first time since undergoing microfracture surgery on his right knee.

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said that Bloomquist is "doing fabulous" and is well ahead of schedule. The M's fully expect the utility player to be ready to go on Opening Day.
Tue, Feb 24, 2015 08:44:00 PM

Willie Bloomquist (knee) is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season.

M's general manager Jack Zduriencik indicated Friday that the signing of Rickie Weeks was completely unrelated to the health of Bloomquist and that there was room for both players on the Opening Day roster. That sentiment gives further fuel to the fire that the team plans to use Weeks in the outfield.
Fri, Feb 13, 2015 11:36:00 PM

Mariners activated INF Willie Bloomquist from the 60-day disabled list.

The veteran infielder underwent season-ending surgery on his right knee in early August. The 36-year-old will enter the 2015 season on the final year of his two-year deal with the Mariners.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 07:54:00 PM

Mariners transferred UTIL Willie Bloomquist from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

It's a procedural move to clear a roster spot for a September callup. Bloomquist underwent season-ending arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in early August.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 01:32:00 PM

Willie Bloomquist will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Friday.

He finishes his season slashing .278/.297/.346 with a homer and 14 RBI in his 47 games. He should be fully healthy and ready to go when the Mariners' 2015 season begins.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 07:06:00 PM

Willie Bloomquist will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Friday.

The operation will be performed by Dr. Ed Khalfayan. The Mariners will hold off establishing a timetable for Bloomquist until after the procedure, but it will almost surely end his season.
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 09:09:00 PM

Willie Bloomquist (knee) will meet with the Mariners' team doctor soon.

Bloomquist is feeling a bit better, but his recovery from a bruised right knee is going very slowly overall. He's not close to being cleared to run again.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 07:33:00 PM

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said Saturday that Willie Bloomquist's (knee) progress "is not happening as quickly as we initially thought."

Bloomquist is eligible to return on Friday, but he's not expected to be ready at that time. The veteran utility player has been out since late July with a bruised right knee.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 10:11:00 AM

Willie Bloomquist was given a platelet-rich plasma injection his right knee on Friday.

Bloomquist, who was placed on the DL Thursday, is still limping noticeably but says the injection has helped. "It’s a bone bruise," Bloomquist said, "and it’s painful. I got an injection, and they’re hoping by next week it will feel better."
Sun, Jul 27, 2014 11:37:00 AM

Willie Bloomquist will undergo an MRI on his right knee Thursday.

Bloomquist hurt the knee while running to first base on Wednesday. He's already been placed on the disabled list, but a timetable for his return won't be known until the MRI results come back.
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 06:56:00 PM

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