A player can be placed on the Bereavement List when the player leaves his club as the result of a death in his immediate family.
A player must remain on the Bereavement List for at least three days, but no more than seven days.
The Bereavement List functions just like the 7-day or 15-day DL, in that a player on Bereavement Leave does not count against his club's Active List, so he can be replaced by another player while on the Bereavement List. He does count against his club's Reserve List (40-man roster), however,
MLB players on the Bereavement List continue to accrue MLB service time.