Willie Bloomquist 2B/SS SEA 4 weeks ago

Bloomquist went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts Monday in only his fourth start of the season.

Bloomquist has played only seven games this season, making his second start at first base Monday. His defense at shortstop, though, is not good, and he offers nothing at the plate. The Mariners probably would be better off calling up Chris Taylor to take his roster spot. The problem with that scenario, though, is the backup first baseman would be Rickie Weeks.

Willie Bloomquist 2B/SS SEA 2 months ago

Bloomquist finished the spring slashing .317/.349/.415 in 18 games.

Bloomquist underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee last August, but was able to return fully healthy for the spring. He figures to once again serve in a utility role in the Mariners' infield, but likely won't see too many at bats on a consistent basis.

Willie Bloomquist 2B/SS SEA 3 months ago

Bloomquist (knee) is scheduled to make his Cactus League debut Sunday, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

The utility man is expected to see action at first base Sunday, but should gradually get reacquainted with multiple positions before the spring draws to a close. He's endured no setbacks with his surgically-repaired knee during workloads, leaving a return to games the last item on his recovery checklist.

Willie Bloomquist 2B/SS SEA 3 months ago

Bloomquist (knee) is expected to be ready for the start of the season, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.A knee injury forced Bloomquist onto the DL shortly after the All-Star break and it was later determined that he needed microfracture surgery. The 37-year-old appears on track for Opening Day, with GM Jack Zduriencik saying that the team's recent signing of Rickie Weeks was unrelated to Bloomquist's health and that there's room for both players on the major league roster.

Willie Bloomquist 2B/SS SEA 9 months ago

Bloomquist (knee) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Monday.

Bloomquist's season was already wiped away due to a right knee concern, which required microfracture surgery in early August. The move was merely procedural in order to open up a 40-man roster spot for a September call-up.

Willie Bloomquist 2B/SS SEA 10 months ago

Bloomquist (knee) had micro fracture surgery Friday and is done for the season, the Seattle Times' Ryan Divish reports.

This shouldn't come as a surprise, as we already knew he would need surgery, and the only thing that wasn't clear was how long he would be out. Feel free to cut ties with the utility infielder in single-season leagues.

Willie Bloomquist 2B/SS SEA 10 months ago

Bloomquist is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Friday morning, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports.

Bloomquist's rehab hasn't been progressing as expected, so the infielder will now turn to surgery to correct the issue. His expected absence has yet to be announced, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him miss the remainder of the 2014 regular season.

Willie Bloomquist 2B/SS SEA 10 months ago

Bloomquist (knee) is not yet close to being able to return, the Tacoma News Tribune's Bob Dutton reports.

He is going to meet with team doctors soon, but his rehab from a knee bruise is going slow, so it could be a couple weeks at least before he returns to a utility role with the Mariners.

Willie Bloomquist 2B/SS SEA 10 months ago

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."

Willie Bloomquist 2B/SS SEA 10 months ago

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.