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Reds acquire utilityman Willie Bloomquist from Royals for player to be named or cash

Down to only two fully healthy outfielders for their playoff push, the Cincinnati Reds acquired utilityman Willie Bloomquist from the Kansas City Royals on Monday for either a player to be named or cash.The NL Central leaders had been looking to get another outfielder after injuries left them with just Jonny Gomes in left and Drew Stubbs in center. The Reds began the day with a six-game lead over St. Louis.Bloomquist is a short-term fix. He had been set to start in left field Monday in the Royals' game against Oakland. The Reds expect him in town for the second game of their series against Arizona on Tuesday."He's much needed," manager Dusty Baker said. "He plays all over, especially in the outfield where we could use him. Plus, he can pinch-run and pinch-hit, especially against left-handers. We've been searching for a couple of weeks. We got him because we need him. We hope he's a valuable spoke in the wheel."Because he was acquired after Aug. 31, Bloomquist is ineligible for the play...

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  1. Bloomquist to return to Seattle on 2-year deal

    The Seattle Mariners have reportedly agreed to terms with utilityman Willie Bloomquist on a two-year, $5.8 million contract, according to FoxSports.com.The Mariners ...

  2. Mariners ink Bloomquist to two-year deal

    Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Seattle Mariners made it official Thursday and signed utilityman Willie Bloomquist to a two-year contract.Financial terms weren...

  3. Diamondbacks reinstate Bloomquist

    The Arizona Diamondbacks have reinstated infielder Willie Bloomquist from the 15-day disabled list and optioned pitcher David Holmberg to Double-A Mobile.Bloomquist ...

  4. Bloomquist's run-scoring single in 10th leads Diamondbacks to 4-3 win over Blue Jays

    Willie Bloomquist lined his third hit for a run-scoring single in the 10th inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks avoided a three-game sweep with a 4-3 win over the Tor...

  5. Diamondbacks place Bloomquist on DL

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  6. Bloomquist helps Arizona down Toronto in 10 innings

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  7. Diamondbacks' Bloomquist to start season on DL

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