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Utility infielder/outfielder Willie Bloomquist designated for assignment

 

OAKLAND, Calif. – Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jack Zduriencik announced the following roster moves prior to tonight’sgame vs. the Oakland Athletics:

  • Chris Taylor, INF, recalled from AAA Tacoma
  • Willie Bloomquist, UTL, designated for assignment

 

Taylor, 24, will wear #1 and will be active for tonight’s series opener vs. the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum (7:07 pm).

This will be Taylor’s second stint with the Mariners this season, batting .159 (10×63) in 20 games from May 4-June 1. In 48 games with AAA Tacoma he hit .289 (56×194) with 9 doubles, 4 triples, 2 home runs, 16 RBI and was 13-for-17 stealing bases. In 47 games in the infield (SS – 36, 2B – 11) he made 6 errors in 200 total chances. In 27 games since returning to the Rainiers Taylor has hit .272 (31×114) with 4 doubles, 3 triples and recorded 7 stolen bases (.352 on-base pct).

Bloomquist, 37, has appeared in 35 games for the Mariners this season at 6 different positions: SS-7 G/5 GS, 1B-3 G/3 GS, LF-5 G/3 GS, 3B-5 G/2 GS, 2B-8 G/2 GS, RF- 2 G/1 GS. He is batting .159 (11×69) with 1 doubles and 4 RBI. This is Bloomquist’s 14th Major League season and second stint with the Mariners. The Port Orchard native has played in 622 games with Seattle (21st-most in club history) since making his Major League debut in 2002.

                                                 

TAYLOR’s PLAYING RECORD

 

YEAR CLUB AVG G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HB BB SO SB CS SLG OBP
2012 Everett .328 37 137 26 45 65 12 1 2 18 0 2 5 21 18 13 5 .474 .430
  Clinton .304 12 46 5 14 14 0 0 0 4 2 0 3 2 4 4 1 .304 .373
2013 High Desert .335 67 269 62 90 141 16 7 7 44 0 4 2 44 62 20 2 .524 .426
  Jackson .293 67 256 46 75 98 12 4 1 16 1 1 2 40 55 18 3 .383 .391
2014 Tacoma .328 75 302 63 99 150 22 7 5 37 1 5 3 35 74 14 6 .497 .397
  SEATTLE .287 47 136 16 39 47 8 0 0 9 1 1 2 11 39 5 2 .346 .347
2015 Tacoma .289 48 194 30 56 79 9 4 2 16 0 1 0 24 34 13 4 .407 .365
  SEATTLE .159 20 63 5 10 13 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 19 2 2 .206 .221
Minor Lg Totals .315 306 1204 232 379 547 71 23 17 135 4 13 15 166 247 82 21 .454 .401
ML Totals .246 67 199 21 49 60 9 1 0 10 1 1 2 16 58 7 4 .302 .307

 

BLOOMQUIST’s PLAYING RECORD

 

YEAR CLUB AVG G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HB BB SO SB CS SLG OBP
1999 Everett .287 42 178 35 51 73 10 3 2 27 0 1 1 22 25 17 5 .410 .366
2000 Lancaster .379 64 256 63 97 134 19 6 2 51 1 1 0 37 27 22 12 .523 .456
  Tacoma .225 51 191 17 43 53 5 1 1 23 4 3 0 7 28 5 0 .277 .249
2001 San Antonio .255 123 491 59 125 152 23 2 0 28 7 4 1 28 55 34 9 .310 .294
2002 Tacoma .270 104 337 47 91 129 14 3 6 47 9 3 3 29 44 20 10 .383 .331
  SEATTLE .455 12 33 11 15 19 4 0 0 7 0 0 0 5 2 3 1 .576 .526
2003 SEATTLE

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