SI’s John Heyman reported that the Arizona Diamondbacks have come to terms with free agent utility infielder and former ASU Sun Devil Willie Bloomquist on a one-year contract with a mutual option for a second year. Bloomquist, whose agent is Scott Boras, split time between the Kansas City Royals and Cincinnati Reds in 2010, batting .267/.299/.380 with 25 stolen bases.
This move is seen as a surprise as he will compete with younger and cheaper Tony Abreu for the same spot on the roster. He does provide another veteran presence with a reputation for being scrappy. Whether he will translate into better performance will be determined once games are played.
While the D’Backs might sign a starting pitcher to a minor league deal, it appears that their offseason moves are likely done.Individual game tickets for all 33 games during the inaugural Spring Training season for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick will go on sale beginning on Monday.
Tickets can be purchased in person beginning at 10 a.m. MST at the D-backs Ticket Office at Chase Field, at dbacks.com/spring and coloradorockies.com/spring and by calling 888.490.0383 or 480.362.WINS (9467). Tickets will also be available beginning at noon on Monday at the Salt River Fields temporary ticket office in the Scottsdale Pavilions, located next to Target at 8980 E. Indian Bend Rd., Suite D-6, in Scottsdale.
General admission lawn seating that will hold 4,000 people will be $8 and tickets for 7,000 reserved seats in the seating bowl will range from $15-$25. More specifically, ticket prices for games at Salt River Fields are: Infield Box $25, Dugout Reserve $21, Infield Reserve $20, Party Decks $19, Baseline Reserve $15 and Lawn $8.
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