Willie Bloomquist joins the Diamondbacks front office

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Just got a press release from the Arizona Diamondbacks: they’ve named Willie Bloomquist Special Assistant to Diamondbacks President & CEO Derrick Hall.

Bloomquist will work on both the baseball and business sides of the organization, attending community events, meeting with corporate partners and interacting with season ticket holders. Bloomquist will also be in uniform during Spring Training workouts and will visit Minor League affiliates at various points in the regular season.

Bloomquist retired as a player in March after 14 seasons in the bigs, three of which came in Arizona. His longevity in the game was attributable in part to his versatility, likability and leadership skills. All of which would seem to fit pretty well in his new job.