Yanks put Chacon on DL, recall OF Long

Updated: May 22, 2006, 2:45 PM ET
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BOSTON -- A day after missing a scheduled start due to a left leg injury, Shawn Chacon was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the New York Yankees.

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 Mets.

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.