Braves suffer 8th consecutive loss, fall to Mariners 7-3
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Rotowire: Jul 7 / 7:45a ET
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.
Rotowire: Jul 2 / 11:11a ET
News: Boomquist was designated for assignment Thursday, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.
Impact: The Mariners needed to make a move to clear a roster spot for shortstop Chris Taylor, and the 37-year-old Boomquist is the casualty. Bloomquist played seven-and-a-half seasons with the Mariners, but his effectiveness has diminished of late, and he no longer holds much value as a pinch hitter and utility defensive player. Bloomquist will be subject to waivers and is unlikely to return to Seattle. He took to Twitter on Thursday afternoon to express his gratitude to the Seattle organization.
Rotowire: Jun 17 / 3:18p ET
News: Bloomquist is in the lineup Wednesday against the Giants, batting seventh and playing left field.
Impact: Bloomquist hasn't started a game in left field since May 20 against Baltimore, but it's his career numbers against Madison Bumgarner that may have earned him a spot in the order Wednesday. He is 6-for-16 lifetime with a home run and no strikeouts against Bumgarner.