According to MLB.com's Dick Kaegel, the Royals signed utility man Willie Bloomquist to a two-year deal for about $3MM. Assuming Bloomquist passes his physical today, he'll compete for the second base job. The 31 year-old hit .279/.377/.285 in 192 plate appearances for the Mariners in '08.
According to Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star, the deal is for $3.1MM.
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