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Mariners agree to two-year contract with Willie Bloomquist

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

Willie Bloomquist appears likely to return to Seattle.
Willie Bloomquist spent seven seasons in Seattle. (USATSI)

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The Seattle Mariners and free agent utility infielder Willie Bloomquist have agreed to a two-year contract worth $5.8 million, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.

Bloomquist, 36, hit .317/.360/.367 last season in 150 plate appearances after hitting .302/.325/.398 in 338 PA in 2012 for the Diamondbacks. He's played every position on the field in his career except pitcher and catcher, though he's mostly played second base and shortstop the past two seasons.

Heading back to Seattle means a reunion, as Bloomquist spent the first seven years of his MLB career with the Mariners. In those seven years, he hit .263/.322/.324.

The Mariners can definitely use the depth behind youngsters Nick Franklin (2B) and Brad Miller (SS), so that's where Bloomquist fits.

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