Peter Gammons is reporting that shortstop Willie Bloomquist has agreed to a two year deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Bloonquist had a play option to return to the team, but he declined it on November first, resulting in his free agency.
The deal is reportedly worth $3.88 mm. The Diamondbacks recently also signed utility infielder John McDonald, who the D Backs acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays this past July, when they had also traded for second baseman Aaron Hill.
Bloomquist mostly played shortstop and left field with the Diamondbacks this past season, his first in Arizona. He is also able to play most of the infield positions, adding to his value. At 33 years of age, Bloomquist had a solid season, hitting .266 with an on base percentage of .317. Bloomquist spent 2010 with the Cincinnati Reds and Kansas City Royals, while before them he played with the Seattle Mariners for most of his career.
Scott Miller of CBS Sports reported the figures of the deal.