LOS ANGELES -- Continuing to rehab his strained right hamstring, Willie Bloomquist will take a few days off from training, D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said before Friday's game against the Dodgers. "He has hit a sticking point right now. It isn't bad, but he wants to get rid of it. He is going to take a couple of days off and see if that gets rid of it," Gibson said. "He has been getting a lot of at-bats and doing a lot of fielding, so he'll see how he feels after that." Gibson said Bloomquist will get no further tests on the hamstring that has sidelined him since he was put on the disabled list April 25.
While the utility infielder is having no issues running the bases in extended spring training, making quick moves in the field has been bothersome. "He just doesn't feel like he can be totally explosive. It is just how the injury is," Gibson said. "He just wants to feel totally comfortable. "He is coming, just not as fast as we would like." Before going on the DL, Bloomquist hit .306 with one home run and seven RBIs in 14 games.