Braves suffer 8th consecutive loss, fall to Mariners 7-3
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Rotowire: Apr 8 / 2:31p ET
News: Bloomquist finished the spring slashing .317/.349/.415 in 18 games.
Impact: Bloomquist underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee last August, but was able to return fully healthy for the spring. He figures to once again serve in a utility role in the Mariners' infield, but likely won't see at-bats on a consistent basis.
Rotowire: Mar 7 / 1:50p ET
News: Bloomquist had no problems with surgically repaired right knee in his Cactus League debut Friday, the Tacoma News Tribune reports.
Impact: Bloomquist had two hits in two at-bats and also made a run-saving play in the field. He had season-ending microfracture surgery last August and likely will be eased back in spring training. But he's expected to be ready for Opening Day as the utilityman.
Rotowire: Feb 13 / 4:25p ET
News: Bloomquist (knee) is expected to be ready for the start of the season, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
Impact: A knee injury forced Bloomquist onto the DL shortly after the All-Star break and it was later determined that he needed microfracture surgery. The 37-year-old appears on track for Opening Day, with GM Jack Zduriencik saying that the team's recent signing of Rickie Weeks was unrelated to Bloomquist's health and that there's room for both players on the major league roster.