Utility man Willie Bloomquist said he sneezed on Wednesday morning, and he described how it felt, not with words but by a look on his face. It wasn’t pleasant.

After undergoing an MRI, Bloomquist was diagnosed with what the Diamondbacks are calling a Grade 2 strain of his right oblique, making him the latest position player to be deemed disabled list-bound in the final days leading up to Opening Day.

Manager Kirk Gibson said Bloomquist is expected to miss two to four weeks. Bloomquist said he suffered a more serious oblique strain eight or nine years ago and needed a month’s recovery time.

“I’m hoping it’s not quite that long,” Bloomquist said. “One day at a time. We’ll be working hard on it to try to get it healthy as quickly as we can.”

Bloomquist, who suffered the injury on a swing during Tuesday night’s game, is likely to be joined on the disabled list by outfielders Adam Eaton (elbow strain) and Cody Ross (lower leg strain).

“Obviously it wasn’t anticipated,” Bloomquist said. “It’s unfortunate. You look at most teams across the board, they’re going to have injuries throughout the course of the year. … Maybe we’ll get them all out of the way early and get healthy the majority of the year and down the stretch.”

Bloomquist is likely to be replaced on the roster by infielder Josh Wilson, who is in his third go-round with the Diamondbacks. Known as a strong defender, he has a career .227 average in parts of five major-league seasons.