Mariners designate Willie Bloomquist for assignment

Willie Bloomquist was designated for assignment by the Mariners. In a corresponding move, the Mariners will call up infielder Chris Taylor from Triple-A.

What It Means:

The Mariners cut ties with Bloomquist, who had an awful -1.26 nERD and .169 wOBA in 72 plate appearances. Chris Taylor figures to be an improvement. He was slashing a solid .289/.365/.407 in Triple-A this year.