Bloomquist to return to Seattle on 2-year deal

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Bloomquist to return to Seattle on 2-year deal

(Sports   Network)   –  The   Seattle  Mariners   have  reportedly  agreed  to terms  with utilityman Willie Bloomquist on a two-year, $5.8 million contract, according to FoxSports.com.

The Mariners have yet to announce the signing, which will become official once Bloomquist passes a physical exam.

Bloomquist,  a Washington native who spent the first seven years of his career with  the Mariners,  appeared in  just 48  games last  season for  the Arizona Diamondbacks due to injuries and hit .317.

The  36-year-old  is one  of the  more versatile players  in the game, though, having  appeared at  every  position  except pitcher  and  catcher during  his career.

Bloomquist  would  likely provide depth  in the middle  of the infield for the Mariners, who have youngsters Nick Franklin and Brad Miller at second base and shortstop, respectively.

Through  a  12-year career  with the Mariners,  Kansas City Royals, Cincinnati Reds  and  Diamondbacks, Bloomquist  owns a  .271 average  with a .320 on-base percentage,  103  doubles, 17 home runs,  207 runs batted in, 131 stolen bases and 381 runs scored.

12/02 15:44:42 ET
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