Disabled Lists

Only players with a verified injury or illness may be placed on a disabled list.

A player placed on the Disabled List (MLB 15-day DL or minor league 7-day DL, or MLB 7-day DL for players who have suffered a concussion) does not count against his club's Active List, but he does count against his club's Reserve List. A player can be placed on the MLB 15-day DL no earlier than nine days prior to MLB Opening Day, and a player can be placed on a minor league 7-day DL no earlier than the start of his club's regular season. As long as the player did not appear in a game during the retroactive period, an MLB 15-day DL assignment can be backdated up to ten days during the season, and to a date no more than nine days prior to the start of the MLB regular season if the player is placed on the 15-day DL during Spring Training. A 7-day DL assignment can be backdated no more than four days.

A player's assignment to the MLB 7-day DL (for MLB players who have suffered a concussion) can be renewed once. If an MLB 7-day DL assignment is renewed and then the player is not reinstated within 15 days of initially being placed on the MLB 7-day DL, the player is automatically transferred to his club's 15-day DL.

A player placed on the Emergency Disabled List (60-day DL) does not count against his club's Active List or Reserve List. A player can be placed on the MLB Emergency Disabled List (60-day DL) during Spring Training or anytime during the MLB regular season (a minor league player can be placed on a minor league club's 60-day DL only during the regular season), and a player can be transferred from the MLB 15-day DL to the MLB 60-day DL (or minor league 7-day DL to minor league 60-day DL). However, a player cannot be moved back to the MLB 15-day DL (and a minor league player cannot be moved back to the 7-day DL) once he is placed on the 60-day DL, and a player cannot be placed on the 60-day DL or transferred to the 60-day DL from the MLB 15-day DL (or minor league 7-day DL) unless his club's Reserve List is full.

For a player who is transferred from the MLB 15-day DL to the MLB 60-day DL (or from a minor league club's 7-day DL to the minor league club's 60-day DL), time spent on the MLB 15-day DL (or minor league 7-day DL) prior to being transferred counts toward the minimum 60 days a player must spend on the Emergency Disabled List.

Any player on an MLB 60-day DL who is eligible to be an Article XX-B MLB free-agent must be reinstated from the DL no later than 9 AM (Eastern) on the day after the conclusion of the World Series, and all other players on an MLB 60-day DL must be reinstated to the club's MLB Reserve List (40-man roster) no later than 5 PM (Eastern) on the 5th day following the conclusion of the World Series, even if the player did not spend 60 days on the DL. All players on a minor league 60-day DL must be reinstated to the minor league club's Reserve List no later than the day after the conclusion of the MLB regular season, even if the player did not spend 60 days on the DL.

In most cases a player on a disabled list can be traded, even if the player is not eligible to be reinstated and/or healthy enough to play. The one exception is if Trade Assignment Waivers must be secured before the player can be traded. In that case (only), the player must be eligible to be reinstated from the Disabled List AND healthy enough to play before the player can be placed on waivers. Otherwise the disabled player would have to remain a "Player to Be Named Later" until the conclusion of the MLB regular season.

If a player on a disabled list is traded, the player can be transferred directly from his former club's 7-day, 15-day, or 60-day DL to the corresponding DL of his new club. Time spent on a 7-day, 15-day, or 60-day DL prior to the trade counts toward the minimum number of days required before the player is eligible to be reinstated.  

If a player on an MLB 60-day DL is claimed off waivers after conclusion of the MLB regular season, the player can be transferred directly to the 60-day DL of his new club. 



 

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