Bloomquist leaves team to treat ailing back

Bloomquist leaves team to treat ailing back

Bloomquist leaves team to treat ailing back
SAN FRANCISCO -- D-backs shortstop Willie Bloomquist is headed back to Phoenix to see Dr. Chris Yeung for an injection in his ailing back.

Bloomquist was on the disabled list due to his back from Aug. 11-Sept. 1 and his first appearance in a game was Monday's 9-8 loss to the Giants at AT&T Park, when he pinch-hit and singled.

"It's not progressing how I want it," Bloomquist said following the game. "After meeting with a specialist yesterday in L.A., it's kind of what he recommended as well. It's what I've got to do to help speed the process up a little bit. We don't have a lot of time left. This will help speed the process up and hopefully get me healthier."

Bloomquist said he hopes to be able to rejoin the team when it heads to San Diego for a three-game series this weekend, but it will depend on how quickly he recovers from the injection.

"You usually have to give it a couple of days to let the medicine work," Bloomquist said. "I don't know how many days. It could be three, it could be five, if it's still hurting after that, then who knows what's going to happen. I've been wishful thinking a lot here of late and it kind of hasn't gone that way. It'll be ready when it's ready, I suppose."