Geoff Blum 1B ARI Oct 24 '78

Geoff Blum has reached an agreement to join the Astros' television broadcast team as a color analyst.

This effectively means that he's retired from baseball. Blum was limited to just 17 games during the 2012 season due to an oblique injury. The 39-year-old infielder played with six teams during his 14-year MLB career, including two stints with the Astros. He'll call 60 games in 2013.

Geoff Blum 1B ARI Apr 12 '78

Diamondbacks activated INF Geoff Blum from the 60-day disabled list.

Blum batted just .237 (9-for-38) over 12 games during his rehab assignment, but the important part is that he didn't feel any discomfort with his oblique muscle. The Diamondbacks placed John McDonald (back) on the disabled list in a corresponding roster move.

Geoff Blum 1B ARI Mar 26 '78

Geoff Blum (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Reno Saturday.

Blum has been out for two months with a torn oblique muscle, so he'll probably require more than a handful of at-bats. He should be back before the end of the month if he can avoid a setback.

Geoff Blum 1B ARI Feb 08 '78

Diamondbacks transferred INF Geoff Blum from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Blum has been out since the middle of April because of a torn oblique muscle, and can now be ruled out for all of May. The veteran infielder opened the year 1-for-11.

Geoff Blum 1B ARI Jan 27 '78

Diamondbacks placed INF Geoff Blum on the 15-day disabled list with a pulled side muscle.

As expected. Blum tweaked a muscle in his side during batting practice and will likely be sidelined until the early part of May. The veteran utility infielder is 1-for-11 to begin the season.

Geoff Blum 1B ARI Jan 27 '78

Geoff Blum will be placed on the disabled list after pulling a side muscle during batting practice on Tuesday.

The full extent of the injury isn't yet known, but he'll now be out until the early part of May. Blum is 1-for-11 so far this season. A.J. Pollock will replace him on the active roster.

Geoff Blum 1B ARI Jun 15 '77

Making his first start since coming off the DL on Thursday, Geoff Blum went 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI on Monday.

That silly two-year, $2.7 million deal handed to Blum finally paid off for the Diamomdbacks, as he knocked in his third, fourth and fifth runs of the season. He doesn't figure to play a lot behind Ryan Roberts this month, but perhaps that will change if he puts together a hot streak.

Geoff Blum 1B ARI Jun 11 '77

Diamondbacks activated INF Geoff Blum from the 15-day disabled list.

Blum was sidelined for over a month due to a fractured right pinkie finger. The veteran utilityman will function as depth for the Diamondbacks down the stretch.

Geoff Blum 1B ARI Jun 09 '77

Geoff Blum (finger) went 2-for-3 with an RBI single Monday in his first minor league rehab game with the AZL Diamondbacks.

Blum also played five innings in the field. Barring any setbacks, he should be ready to return this weekend against the Giants. The veteran utility man has been sidelined since late-July with a fractured right pinky finger.

Geoff Blum 1B ARI Jun 07 '77

Geoff Blum (finger) took batting practice Saturday.

Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson expects Blum to be ready to return in about two weeks. He's been out since late July with a fractured right pinky finger.