Friday was a different story.
Bloomquist played catch Friday and gripped, but did not swing, a bat as well.
"A lot closer," he said of being able to swing. "I would have said yesterday there was no chance of anything yesterday, but today I put a glove on and grabbed a bat. I don't know if I can swing yet."
The D-backs must be convinced, because instead of putting Bloomquist on the disabled list to make room for Eric Chavez, they designated Eric Hinske for assignment.
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