Bloomquist begins rehab at Reno against Tacoma Rainiers

Going to Reno this weekend?

If so, stop by Aces Ballpark in downtown Reno and say hello to Willie Bloomquist, who will begin his rehab process with the Reno Aces, the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Triple-A club.

Reno opens a four-game home series against Tacoma on Friday, and Bloomquist, a South Kitsap grad, will be in uniform. Correct me if I’m wrong, but Bloomquist’s last minor-league game was with the Rainiers in 2002. He was called up in September, hit .455 and he’s been a big leaguer ever since.

Bloomquist, 35, started the season on the DL with a strained oblique muscle suffered at the end of spring training. He’s coming off a year he which he hit a career-best .302 for the Diamondbacks.

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