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Willie Bloomquist needs knee surgery, out “at least a month”

Aug 8, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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Mariners utility man Willie Bloomquist is expected to miss at least one month and possibly the remainder of the season following arthroscopic right knee surgery.

Bloomquist suffered the injury on July 23 and has made some progress with the rest and rehab route, but told Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times that “even mentioning the word ‘jog’ or ‘run’ just hurts, so obviously something isn’t right.”

Bloomquist has done his usual thing at age 36, playing all over the diamond defensively and offering little offensively, hitting .278 with one homer and a .643 OPS in 47 games. He’s under contract for $3 million next season as part of a two-year, $5.8 million deal.

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  1. thenaturalmevs - Aug 8, 2014 at 11:38 AM

    How will the baseball world survive a month without Willie Bloomquist?

  2. comebacksonics - Aug 8, 2014 at 5:28 PM

    And why is this news? Does America really care that much about a former South Kitsap Wolf?? Really?? Go Roughriders!!!!

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