The Seattle Mariners and free agent utility infielder Willie Bloomquist are close to agreeing to terms on a deal, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.

Bloomquist, 36, hit .317/.360/.367 last season in 150 plate appearances after hitting .302/.325/.398 in 338 PA in 2012 for the Diamondbacks. He's played every position on the field in his career except pitcher and catcher, though he's mostly played second base and shortstop the past two seasons.

Heading back to Seattle would mean a reunion, as Bloomquist spent the first seven years of his MLB career with the Mariners. In those seven years, he hit .263/.322/.324.

The Mariners can definitely use the depth behind youngsters Nick Franklin (2B) and Brad Miller (SS), so that's where Bloomquist fits.