Braves suffer 8th consecutive loss, fall to Mariners 7-3
AUG 6, 6:48p ET | AP
Rotowire: Apr 28 / 7:25a ET
News: Bloomquist went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts Monday in only his fourth start of the season.
Impact: Bloomquist has played only seven games this season, making his second start at first base Monday. His defense at shortstop, though, is not good, and he offers nothing at the plate. The Mariners probably would be better off calling up Chris Taylor to take his roster spot. The problem with that scenario, though, is the backup first baseman would be Rickie Weeks.
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.