Willie Bloomquist, who has played a variety of roles for the Mariners this season, will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Friday in Seattle. The 36-year-old Bloomquist was injured while legging out an RBI groundout in the eighth inning July 23 against the New York Mets and placed on the 15-day disabled list the following day.
The Mariners said they will not project Bloomquist’s time of recovery until after surgery, which will be performed by Mariners medical director Dr. E. Edward Khalfayan.
Bloomquist has appeared in 47 games and is batting .278 (37×133) while playing seven different positions. He has played most often at shortstop, appearing in 16 games with 12 starts.
The Mariners began a four-game series with the Chicago White Sox Thursday night at Safeco Field. LHP Roenis Elias (8-9, 4.19) started for Seattle opposite RHP Scott Carroll (4-6, 4.36).