Yankees put Park on DL

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Yankees have place veteran right-hander Park Chan-ho on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring, the team said on Friday.

"It's not really hurt. It's just a little sore," Park told Major League Baseball's official website (http://www.mlb.com). "They (the Yankees) asked me to just think about the DL for 15 days and I'll be 100 percent ready. That's the idea."

The South Korean, who signed a $1.2 million, one-year deal with New York in the off-season, felt the hamstring while warming up during the Yankees' 6-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday. An examination on Friday revealed the low-level strain.

"There's a possibility that he would have pitched for us next week, but you run your bullpen short and you take the chance of hurting him worse," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.

(Reporting by Gene Cherry in Raleigh, North Carolina. Editing by Alastair Himmer)