Post-Season Roster Eligibility

A club's Active List (25-man roster) must be submitted to the MLB Commissioner prior to the start of each post-season series (LDS, LCS, and World Series). 

A club's Active List can be changed (tweaked) prior to the start of each series (WC, LDS, LCS, and WS)

1. A player who received a Prohibited Substance Suspension prior to the start of Spring Training, during Spring Training, during the regular season, or during a post-season series (Wild Card, LDS, LCS, or World Series), is ineligible to play in any MLB or minor league post-season game(s) or series in that season, even if the player has completed serving the suspension.  

2. All other players on a club's MLB Reserve List (40-man roster), MLB 60-day DL, or Military List prior to midnight (Eastern) on August 31st are automatically eligible to be included on a post-season Active List (25-man roster).  

3. A player must remain on his club's MLB Reserve List, MLB 60-day DL, and/or Military List continously throughout the remainder of the MLB regular season and post-season in order to be automatically eligible to be included on a post-season Active List (25-man roster). If a player is sent outright to the minors after midnight (Eastern) on August 31st, he is no longer automatically eligible to be included on a post-season Active List (25-man roster).  

4. A player on an MLB club's Disabled List (7-day, 15-day, or 60-day), Bereavement List, Family Medical Emergency List, or Paternity List is eligible to be included on a post-season Active List only after spending the minimum number of days required to be served by a player on that list. 

5. A post-season eligible player who is injured during a post-season series (LDS, LCS, or World Series) can (with the approval of the MLB Commssioner) be replaced during the series by another player, but the injured player is ineligible to be reinstated to his club's Active List (25-man roster) for the balance of that series and the next series (LCS or World Series). Also, a pitcher must replace a pitcher and a position player must replace a position player. However, it is NOT necessary for a catcher to replace a catcher, an infielder to replace an infielder, or an outfielder to replace an outfielder. 

6. Any player on the Disqualified List, Ineligible List, Voluntary Retired List, or Restricted List as of midnight (Eastern) on August 31st or who is placed on the Disqualified List, Ineligible List, Voluntary Retired List, or Restricted Lisi anytime after midnight (Eastern) on August 31st is ineligible to be included on a post-season Active List that season.  

7. An injured post-season eligible player can (with the approval of the MLB Commissioner) be replaced on his club's LDS, LCS, or World Series Active List by a player who was on an Active List, Reserve List, 60-day DL, or Military List of a minor league affiliate from that organization prior to midnight (Eastern) on August 31st, or by a player who was on the club's MLB Reserve List (40-man roster), MLB 60-day DL, or Military List prior to midnight (Eastern) on August 31st but who was subsequently sent outright to the minors. The minor league player must remain on an Active List, Reserve List, 60-day DL, or Military List of a minor league affiliate from that organization continously throughout the remainder of the MLB regular season and post-season in order to be eligible to replace an injured post-season eligible player. 

8. A minor league player who replaces an injured post-season eligible player must have his contracted selected and be placed on the club's MLB Reserve List (40-man roster) before he can be placed on the club's post-season Active Roster, and a minor league player cannot replace a post-season eligible player on the club's MLB 40-man roster if the replaced player is on the 60-day DL and the disabled player has not served at least 60 days on the DL. (A different player would have to be removed from the club's MLB 40-man roster to make room for the minor leaguer). 

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  • If Travis' back-to-back-to-back walks cost Hendricks the ERA title, that would really suck.

    billybucks 3 hours 23 sec ago view
  • Edit: "A lifeless loss to a lousy Sox team."

    billybucks 3 hours 43 min ago view
  • This place is a real downer after a loss to the Sox.

    Charlie 3 hours 53 min ago view
  • I expect they will go 5-9 games above .500 the rest of the year. 96-98 wins will win the Division.

    They should have one more 2-3 week hot streak in them.

    However, several players are just "average" for the last month: Zobrist, Ross, Russell, Ceasar. Montero is terrible, plus he cannot throw anyone out. -WAR. Heyward is abysmal at the plate, but a plus in the OF. Still with RISP he has been terrible. KB has not been driving in runs as of late. But Apparently the team is still above average with RISP according to S Sahadev.

    The E-Man 4 hours 36 sec ago view
  • I came to that realization tonight. I kept expecting them to play better, but now I realize they aren't going to. They are a .500 team now.
    - They have one reliable starting pitcher. Jake's magic is gone, and it doesn't look like it's coming back. Lester has been lousy recently. Lackey's ERA goes up every time he pitches.
    - Heyward has been dead weight all year. I can't remember a single series where he was a significant offensive contributor. Not one. Great defense, but but if he were hitting .270 with 10 HR and played average defense, the Cubs would be better off.

    billybucks 4 hours 3 min ago view
  • new rule...no one's allowed to throw k.bryant a changeup

    crunch 4 hours 15 min ago view
  • Team is .500 since early May and is playing like a .500 team. Lack of offense seems to be putting a lot of pressure on the pitchers...and they aren't handling it terribly well.

    .500 the rest of the way still may win the division though.

    blockhead25 4 hours 20 min ago view
  • ...i hate espn.

    nothing like settling into a cubs game to get a few minutes cutaway for an ortiz AB in the 6th inning of the det/bos game.

    oh, at least they're doing split screen now...i guess.

    crunch 4 hours 36 min ago view
  • I'm liking this rookie Nathan.

    CTSteve 4 hours 37 min ago view
  • Richard DFA'd. Meh...

    The E-Man 7 hours 28 min ago view
  • Throwbacks with fashionable cutouts would be a nice touch.

    Charlie 10 hours 59 sec ago view
  • The next 2 games are nationally televised. I think we dominate tonight, hitting 3 HRs off Shields. Great night for KB to end HR drought facing HR prone pitcher in one of the most hitter friendly parks in the league.

    chitownmvp01 10 hours 33 min ago view
  • If the ball didn't deflect off the pitcher's mound, the game wouldn't have ended. Montgomery did miss his location though, but if that same contact was made and went in any of direction, good chance of ground out if it doesn't get through.

    If it was 1 night later, Chapman would be out there and we probably would be going to extras.

    Also, If KB wasn't robbed of a HR, perhaps we would have won. We will never know. Nice play by Melky though.

    chitownmvp01 10 hours 35 min ago view
  • The comparison isn't Chapman replacing Rondon. It's Chapman replacing Richard (hopefully) in the pen. Chapman's better.

    billybucks 12 hours 32 min ago view
  • I'm with you, Rob. You pretty much summed up how I feel about it.

    JoePepitone 14 hours 51 min ago view
  • Been quite the roller-coaster the past two days -- both games, plus the Chapman kerfuffel. How about a couple of nice, comfortable wins before facing Sale? Cubs should definitely wear throwbacks for that game.

    billybucks 15 hours 47 min ago view