Bloomquist returning to D-backs

The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed infielder Willie Bloomquist

to a two-year, $3.8 million deal.

Bloomquist became a free agent when he turned down his end of a

$1.1 million mutual option on Nov. 1. He signed with Arizona last

offseason and became the everyday shortstop when Stephen Drew broke

his ankle on July 20.

Bloomquist hit .266 with four homers and 26 RBIs in 97 games

last season.

Arizona also signed right-hander Chris Jakubauskas to a minor

league deal. The 32-year-old pitched 32 games for Baltimore last

season, including six starts, and went 2-2 with a 5.72 ERA.

Jakubauskas is 8-10 with a 5.58 ERA in three major league

seasons with Seattle, Pittsburgh and the Orioles.