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Bloomquist likely won't be ready to return soon

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SEATTLE -- Mariners utility infielder Willie Bloomquist met with doctors on Wednesday, and manager Lloyd McClendon said he'd know more on Thursday about the veteran's situation as he recovers from a bruised right knee that has sidelined him since July 23.

"It's not good," McClendon said after Wednesday's 7-3 victory over the Braves. "He's getting a second opinion. There's a chance he may have to do something to get it taken care of. He just has not progressed to the point where we think he'll be ready anytime soon."

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McClendon said the option is likely either for extended rest or arthroscopic surgery.

Bloomquist, 36, signed a two-year deal with Seattle prior to this season. He's hit .278 with one home run and 14 RBIs in 47 games this season.

Greg Johns is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @GregJohnsMLB as well as his Mariners Musings blog. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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