SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The injury bug bit the D-backs hard Tuesday night, as Aaron Hill, Jason Kubel and Willie Bloomquist all left the game with injuries, but it appears only one of those is significant.
The D-backs announced Wednesday an MRI revealed Bloomquist suffered a grade 2 strain of his right oblique and will start the season on the disabled list. The team put no timetable on Bloomquist's recovery, but he will be eligible to return April 11.
With Bloomquist on the disabled list, utility infielder Josh Wilson appears the most likely candidate to take the roster spot.
Bloomquist's injury is the latest to plague the D-backs, who last week lost center fielder Adam Eaton for six to eight weeks with a sprained left ulnar collateral ligament and will likely be without right fielder Cody Ross on Opening Day as he recovers from a calf injury.
"We seem to be bitten right now," manager Kirk Gibson said.
The good news for the D-backs is Kubel and Hill appear to be fine. Hill, who w...