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Mariners close to a reunion with Willie Bloomquist

Dec 2, 2013, 11:50 AM EDT

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Willie Bloomquist, who played for the Mariners from 2002-2008, is close to returning to Seattle, according to Jon Heyman of

Bloomquist has hit over .300 in each of the past two seasons as a part-timer for the Diamondbacks, but he totaled zero homers and a modest .725 OPS in 128 games. Defensive versatility makes him a prototypical utility man, although at age 35 he’s lost a lot of speed.

Bloomquist was the Mariners’ third-round pick in 1999 and played 540 games for Seattle before leaving for Kansas City as a free agent in 2009.

UPDATE: Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic says it’ll be a two-year deal worth $5-6 million total, so basically Nick Punto money for two years instead of one.

  1. pkiguy22 - Dec 2, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    Oh good. I was worried this was about the Twins signing A.J. Pierzahole

    • lisaggamino - Dec 2, 2013 at 8:31 PM

      —my friend’s step-aunt makes 82 usd an hour on the laptop. She has been out of work for six months but last month her paycheck was 20264 usd just working on the laptop for a few hours. go to website…..

  2. seattlenative57 - Dec 2, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    If this happens, chalk another one up for “veteran clubhouse chemistry”, meh.

  3. kanolee - Dec 2, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    I am sure his agent is getting all kinds of offer’s so why not pick the Mariners…. the M’s are the last team before you have to sign a minor league deal folks …..LOSERS

  4. denny65 - Dec 2, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Be still my beating heart.

  5. extavernmouse - Dec 2, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    I hear Chone Figgins is still a free agent…

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