Willie Bloomquist on Red Sox Radar?

Port Orchard’s Willie Bloomquist is scheduled to return to Safeco Field with the Kansas City Royals next week. The three-game series starts Monday, July 5.
Bloomquist, a former Mariner, has also been linked to trade rumors. The Boston Red Sox lost second baseman Dustin Pedroia for six weeks with a broken leg, and Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star wrote that the Sox might be interested in Bloomquist or Mike Aviles, a Kansas City infielder.

Boston acquired Eric Patterson from Oakland earlier this week, so I don’t know if Bloomquist makes sense. Patterson’s expected to share time with Bill Hall and Angel Sanchez as the Red Sox try to make do without Pedroia.

Boston did show a lot of interest in signing Bloomquist when he was a free agent following the 2008 season, his last in Seattle.  The veteran  infielder/outfielder, by the way, is good friends with Pedroia. Both played at Arizona State and have spent time together in Hawaii during the offseason.

If Boston doesn’t like what it’s getting out of the Patterson-Hall-Sanchez threesome, maybe they will cast their eyes toward Kansas City and try to deal for Bloomquist.

Bloomquist is hitting .236 and went 5-for-8 in the last two games in started — June 27-28.

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