An MLB player can be placed on the Bereavement List when the player leaves his club as the result of an illness or death in his immediate family. (There is no Bereavement Leave for minor league players).
A player cannot be placed on the Bereavement List to attend the birth of a child.
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 15-day DL, in that a player on Bereavement Leave does not count against his club's Active List, so he can be replaced on the 25-man roster while on the Bereavement List, but he does count against his club's Reserve List (40-man roster), and he does continue to accrue MLB service time.