Yanks' Park to DL with hamstring injury

Updated: April 16, 2010, 11:57 PM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- After an MRI Friday afternoon revealed a low level strain of Chan Ho Park's right hamstring, the Yankees placed the right-handed reliever on the 15-day disabled list. They have brought up lefty Boone Logan from Triple-A Scranton to take his roster spot.

The Yankees don't think Park's injury is serious. Manager Joe Girardi, general manager Brian Cashman and the Yankees medical staff debated just resting Park over the weekend and then having him return next week when the Yankees travel to Oakland. Since it is April, the club decided to go with the most cautious approach.

"There was a possibility he would have pitched for us next week, but you run your bullpen short and the other thing you do is take the chance of hurting it even worse," Girardi said.

Park had issues with his hamstring last season, but Girardi said this injury is in a different spot. Park, who signed a $1.2 million, one-year contract with New York as a free agent this offseason, has begun the season 1-1 with a 4.76 ERA.

"I understand I'm not young anymore," Park said, "so I've got to be careful."

Logan, who came over from Atlanta in the Javier Vazquez trade, had a very good spring and did nearly everything possible to make the team, but the signing of Park nudged him out of beginning the year with the Yankees.

The left-handed Logan arrived New York's 5-1 rain-shortened victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday night.

Andrew Marchand is a senior writer for ESPNNewYork.com. Follow him on Twitter. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

Andrew Marchand is a senior writer for ESPNNewYork. He also regularly contributes to SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, ESPNews, ESPN New York 98.7 FM and ESPN Radio. He joined ESPN in 2007 after nine years at the New York Post. Follow Andrew on Twitter »

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