Injured Lists

Injured Lists

Prior to the 2019 season, the "Injured List" was known as the "Disabled List."  

There are four different types of MLB injured lists: the 7-day Injured List (for players suffering an acute concussion or diagnosed with CoViD), the 10-day Injured List (for position-players only), the 15-day Injured List (for pitchers and for "two-way players"), and the 60-day Injured List (AKA the "Emergency Injured List").

PLAYERS ON CUBS MLB 60-DAY IL (updated 6-2-2024):
Adbert Alzolay, RHP (5/13)
Caleb Kilian, RHP (3/28)
Julian Merryweather, P (4/6)

There are three types of minor league injured lists: the 7-day Injured List, the 60-day Injured List, and the Full-Season Injured List.

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

The MLB Commissioner (or the Commissioner's designate) must approve all MLB Injured List assignments.

A "Standard Form of Diagnosis" signed by the club physician must accompany a request to place a player on an MLB or minor league injured list, and a "Standard Form of Diagnosis for Recertification" signed by the club physician or team trainer must be filed with the MLB Commissioner after seven days for a player on an MLB 7-day (acute concussion or CoViD) IL, every 15 days for a player on an MLB 15-day IL, every ten days for a player on an MLB 10-day IL, and every seven days for a player on a minor league 7-day IL. If a "Standard Form of Diagnosis for Recertification" is not submitted by the deadline, the player must be either reinstated from the IL or transferred to the 60-day IL.  
NOTE: A Standard Form of Diagnosis for Recertification is NOT required once a player has been placed on or transferred to an MLB or minor league 60-day IL or minor league Full-Season IL. 

A "Return to Play" form signed by the club's physician must be submitted to the MLB Commissioner before a player can be reinstated from the MLB 7-day (acute concussion or CoViD) Injured List.

1. There is no limit to the number of players who may be on a club's MLB or minor league injured list(s) at any one time.
EXCEPTION: A maximum of 15 players may be on a club's minor league 60-day Injured Lists at any one time. 

2. An ill or injured player who is on an MLB 7-day, 10-day, or 15-day IL or on a minor league 7-day IL does not count against his club's Active List, but he does count against his club's Reserve List.

3. A player on an MLB 60-day Injured List or on a minor league 60-day or Full-Season IL does not count against his club's Reserve List or Active List roster limit. 

4. A player cannot be placed on the MLB 7-day, 10-day, or 15-day IL after the conclusion of the MLB regular season and throughout the post-season, off-season, and Spring Training, and a minor league player can be placed on a minor league club's 7-day IL only during his minor league club's regular season.

5. During Spring Training and during the MLB regular season up through August 31st, an injured or ill player can be placed on or transferred to the MLB 60-day Injured List only if his club's reserve list is full, but if a player is placed on or transferred to the MLB 60-day Injured List after August 31st, the club's reserve list must be full - AND - the player must be replaced on his club's MLB Reserve List (40-man roster) by another player.
NOTE: There is no such restriction with respect to placing a minor league player on a minor league 60-day IL. 

6. A player cannot be placed on the MLB 60-day IL after the conclusion of the MLB regular season, and during the post-season and off-season, up until 43 days prior to MLB Opening Day (the first date that pitchers & catchers can report to Spring Training).
EXCEPTION: A player on a club that is active in the MLB post-season can be placed on the club's MLB 60-day IL with consent of the MLB Commissioner if the purpose of the placement is to open up a slot on the club's MLB Reserve List (40-man roster) for a player replacing the injured player on the club's post-season MLB Active List roster.

7. A minor league player assigned to a club's Domestic Reserve List can be placed on a minor league 60-day Injured List and Full-Season Injured List no earlier than ten days prior to minor league Opening Day, and a minor league player assigned to a club's International Reserve List can be placed on the 60-day IL or Full-Season IL no earlier than Dominican Summer League (DSL) Opening Day. 

8. A minor league player cannot be placed on or transferred to a minor league 60-day or Full-Season Injured List until the player has spent at least five days on a minor league Domestic or International Reserve List. 

9. As long as the player did not appear in a game during the retroactive period (including "official" MLB Cactus League or Grapefruit League games or other MLB pre-season exhibition games), an MLB 10-day or 15-day Injured List assignment can be backdated up to three days (including the three days prior to MLB Opening Day), and a 7-day (acute concussion) Injured List assignment can be backdated up to four days (including the four days prior to MLB Opening Day).

10. If a position-player on an MLB 7-day (acute concussion or CoViD) Injured List is not reinstated after spending nine days on the list he is automatically transferred to his club's 10-day Injured List, and if a pitcher on an MLB 7-day (acute concussion or CoViD) Injured List is not reinstated after spending at least 14 days on the list he is automatically transferred to his club's 15-day Injured List. 

11. While a player can be transferred from the MLB 7-day, 10-day, or 15-day Injured List to the MLB 60-day Injured List (or from a minor league 7-day Injured List to a minor league 60-day Injured List or Full-Season Injured List), a player cannot be moved back to the MLB 7-day, 10-day, or 15-day Injured List and a minor league player cannot be moved back to the 7-day Injured List once he is placed on or transferred to the 60-day Injured List or Full-Season IL.

12. For a player who is transferred from the MLB 7-day, 10-day, ot 15-day Injured List to the MLB 60-day Injured List (or from a minor league 7-day Injured List to a minor league 60-day Injured List), days spent on an MLB 7-day, 10-day, or 15-day Injured List (or on a minor league 7-day IL) prior to being transferred count toward the minimum 60 days a player must spend on the 60-day Injured List. However, time spent on a minor league 7-day Injured List or minor league 60-day Injured List does NOT count toward the minimum number of days a player must spend on an MLB Injured List if a player is recalled from an optional assignment or has his contract selected and is added to an MLB 40-man roster prior to being reinstated from a minor league injured list.

13. A player who is placed on an MLB 60-day Injured List or a minor league player assigned to a Domestic Reserve List who is placed on a minor league 60-day Injured List during Spring Training must spend at least the first 60 days of the MLB regular season on the 60-day IL (or the first 60 days of the minor league regular season on the 60-day IL for players on a minor league 60-day IL). 

14. A player who was placed on an MLB 7-day, 10-day, or 15-day Injured List during the MLB regular season must be reinstated no later than the day after the conclusion of the club's MLB season (or after the conclusion of the post-season for clubs that qualify for the post-season), a player on an MLB 60-day Injured List who is eligible to be an Article XX-B MLB free-agent must be reinstated no later than 9 AM (Eastern) on the day after the final game of the World Series (or no later than 9 AM Eastern on October 15th if the World Series is cancelled), and all other players on an MLB 60-day Injured List must be reinstated no later than 5 PM (Eastern) on the 5th day after the final game of the World Series (or no later than 5 PM Eastern on October 15th if the World Series is cancelled), even if the player did not spend at least 60 days on the 60-day IL.
NOTE: A player on the MLB 7-day, 10-day, 15-day IL, or 60-day IL of a club active in the post-season cannot be reinstated until the player has spent the minimum number of days he must spend on the list before he is eligible for reinstatement or until the day after the player's club has been eliminated from the post-season, whichever comes first. 

15. A player on a minor league 60-day IL must be reinstated no later than 5 PM (Eastern) on the 5th day after the conclusion of the World Series, even if the player did not spend 60 days on the Injured List. 

16. A player on a minor league Full-Season IL must remain on the Full- Season IL for the entire minor league season and cannot be reinstated until the 5th day following the final game of the World Series. 

A player on an MLB injured list can be traded, even if the player is not eligible to be reinstated and/or healthy enough to play. However, a player on a minor league injured list cannot be traded until he is both eligible to be reinstated and healthy enough to play (although the player could be a "Player to Be Named Later" in a trade).   

If a player on an MLB injured list is traded, the player can be transferred directly from his former club's MLB 7-day, 10-day, 15-day, or 60-day Injured List to the corresponding Injured List of his new club. Days spent on a 7-day, 10-day, 15-day, or 60-day Injured List prior to the trade count toward the minimum number of days required before the player is eligible to be reinstated.

If a player on an MLB 60-day Injured List is claimed off waivers after the conclusion of the MLB regular season but prior to the deadline for reinstating players from the 60-day IL, the player can be transferred directly to the claiming club's MLB 60-day IL. 

A player accrues one day of MLB Service Time for each day of the MLB regular season spent on an MLB Injured List.

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Minor League Rehabilitation Assignment

Minor League Rehabilitation Assignment

MLB: Per Article XIX-C of the CBA and with the player's consent, a player on the MLB 10-day,15-day, or 60-day Injured List may be assigned to a minor league club for rehabilitation purposes for up to 20 days (for "position players") and up to 30 days (for "pitchers" and for "two-way players"), and a player on an MLB 7-day Injured List (acute concussion) may be assigned to a minor league club for rehabilitation purposes up to five days (for "position players") and up to eight days (for "pitchers" and for "two-way players").

With approval of the MLB Commissioner, a player who has undergone elbow UCL reconstruction surgery (so-called "Tommy John surgery") may have his Minor League Rehabilitation Assignment renewed for up to 30 additional days (in the form of three ten-day renewals).

With approval of the MLB Commissioner, a player on an MLB Active List who has undergone elbow UCL reconstruction (so called "Tommy John surgery") can be temporarily assigned as a "pitcher" to a minor league club for rehabilitation purposes while remaining eligible to play in MLB games as a position-player.  

With approval of the MLB Commissioner, if a player incurs a new (different) injury or illness or suffers a recurrence of the previous injury or illness while on a Minor League Rehabilitation Assignment, the player must be recalled from his Rehab Assignment and remain inactive for at least five days (for "position players") or seven days (for "pitchers" and for "two-way players") before starting another Minor League Rehab Assignment. 

A player on an MLB Injured List who is assigned to a minor league club for rehabilitation purposes continues to accrue MLB service time and does not count against the minor league club's Active Roster.

A player on an MLB Injured List cannot be assigned to a minor league club for rehabilitation purposes while the player is on Outright Assignment Waivers.  

A player on an MLB 60-day IL cannot be sent on an Article XIX-C Minor League Rehab Assignment until he has spent at least 45 days on the 60-day IL (or at least the first 45 days of the MLB regular season if a player is placed on the 60-day IL prior to MLB Opening Day).   

There is no limit on the number of MLB players who can be on an Article XIX-C Minor League Rehabilitation assignment with the same minor league club at the same time.

MINOR LEAGUES: A player on the 7-day or 60-day Injured List of a minor league affiliate may be assigned to a single-A affiliate of a lower classification or to the MLB club's Spring Training Complex for rehabilitation purposes. No more than three minor league players may be on a Rehabilitation Assignment with a given affiliate at the same time, but there is no limit on the number of minor league players who can be on a Rehabilitation Assignment at the MLB club's Spring Training Complex.   

A player on a minor league 60-day IL cannot be sent on a Rehabilitation Assignment until he has spent at least 45 days on the 60-day IL.    

A player on an MLB Reserve List (40-man roster) who is placed on a minor league injured list after being optioned to the minors cannot be assigned to a Rehabilitation Assignment while the player is on Outright Assignment Waivers.  

With approval of the MLB Commissioner, a minor league player who has undergone elbow UCL reconstruction surgery (so-called "Tommy John Surgery") may have his Rehabilitation Assignment renewed for up to 30 additional days (in the form of three ten-day renewals).

With approval of the MLB Commissioner, if a minor league player incurs a new (different) injury or illness or suffers a recurrence of the previous injury or illness while on a Rehabilitation Assignment, the player must remain inactive for at least five days (for position players) or seven days (for pitchers) before starting another Rehab Assignment. 

A minor league player on a Rehabilitation Assignment with a single-A affiliate does not count against the Reserve List or Active Roster of the club to which he is assigned. (There is no roster limit at the MLB club's Spring Training Complex).

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