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News: Bloomquist was released by the Mariners on Monday, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports.
Impact: Unsurprisingly, the Mariners couldn't find a trading partner interested in acquiring a 37-year-old utility infielder, and as a long-time major-league veteran, Bloomquist was unwilling to accept an assignment to the minors. Bloomquist will look around and explore his options elsewhere, but given his age and the woeful .159/.194/.174 batting line he submitted with the Mariners this season, it could be the end of the road for him.