With 13 pitchers on the roster, the Yankees purchased the
contract of outfielder Terrence Long from Triple-A Columbus of
the International League on Monday.
Chacon suffered the injury when he was hit by a comebacker off
the bat of Mark Loretta in a May 11 game against Boston. The
move to the DL is retroactive to May 17, making Chacon eligible
to return on June 1.
Aaron Small filled in for Chacon on Sunday and allowed four runs
and seven hits in 4 1/3 innings in a 4-3 loss to the New York
Chacon is 4-1 with a 5.21 ERA in nine games, including seven
starts, this season. He went 7-3 with a 2.85 ERA in 14 games,
including 12 starts, last season for the Yankees after being
acquired from Colorado in July.
Long, 29, signed a minor-league contract with the Yankees last
Monday. Last season, he hit .279 with six homers and 53 RBI in
137 games with the Kansas City Royals.
The Yankees on Monday also agreed to terms with designated
hitter-first baseman Erubiel Durazo on a minor-league contract.
Durazo enjoyed his best season in 2004 when he hit .321 with 22
home runs and 88 RBI with Oakland.