Port Orchard native Willie Bloomquist is reportedly close to rejoining the team that drafted him.
Multiple reports – CBSSports.com and the Arizona Republic – today have the Seattle Mariners agreeing to a two-year contract with Bloomquist, the 36-year-old utility player. Bloomquist was a third-round draft pick of the Mariners in 1999. He played for the team from 2002-2008, and has since played with Kansas City, Cincinnati and Arizona.
Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports the deal is a two-year contract in the $5 million to $6 million range.
Bloomquist, a lifetime .271 hitter, had a slash line of .317/.360/.367 for the Diamondbacks in 2013 in 139 at-bats with 14 RBI.