Willie Bloomquist is on his way to Seattle. Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Farewell, Willie Bloomquist


One of the more popular players of the past couple of years is no longer with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Middle infielder Willie Bloomquist will be signing a two year contract with the Seattle Mariners as reported by Nick Piecoro at azcentral.com and Jon Heyman at CBS Sports. The deal is pending providing Bloomy passes a physical but there is no doubt that we will not see him in a D’back uniform in 2014.

I might point out that I incorrectly stated Bloomquist would return to Phoenix. Nevertheless, the team is deep and young at the second base/shortstop slot that Willie manned so ably. In his three year stint with the D’backs, he had a slash line of .289/.328/.368. Bloomy only played in 48 games in 2013 due to a variety of ailments but was very productive in his limited action banging out 44 hits in 139 at-bats.

We wish Willie Bloomquist nothing but the best as he returns to Seattle.

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