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), 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").
CoViD-19 EXCEPTION: There is a special MLB "CoViD-19 Related Injured List" in 2022 for players who are diagnosed with CoViD-19 during the MLB regular season, as well as for players who exhibit symptoms and/or have been exposed to the virus, or who are in a CoViD-19 "high risk" group. A player can only be placed on the CiViD-19 Related Injured List by consent of the CoViD-19 Joint Health & Safety Commitee. There is no minimum or maximum number of days a player must spend on this list, but a player may not be reinstated until he is symptom-free and tests negative for the virus twice where the tests are administered at least 24 hours apart. A player on the CoViD-19 Injured List does not count against his club's Reserve List or Active List. Also, the 15 day Injured List (for pitchers and two-way players) is suspended (there will be a 10-day Injured List for position players, pitchers, and two-way players).    
NOTE: The 15-day IL for pitchers and two-way players will be a 10-day IL through May 1, 2022. 

There are only two types of minor league injured lists: the 7-day Injured List and the 60-day 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 Injured List, and a "Standard Form of Diagnosis for Recertification" signed by the club physician must be filed with the MLB Commissioner every ten days for players on the MLB 10-day Injured List and after seven days for players on the MLB 7-day Injured List.
NOTE: A Standard Form of Recertification is NOT required once a player has been placed on or transferred to a club's MLB 60-day Injured List, and a Standard Form of Diagnosis is not required to place a minor league player on a minor league Injured List and a Standard Form of Recertification is not required once a minor league player has been placed on a minor league Injured List.

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) Injured List.

There is no limit to the number of players who may be on a club's injured list(s) at any one time.

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

2. 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.
EXCEPTION: With consent of the MLB Commissioner, a player on an MLB Active List (26-man roster) of a club that is active in the MLB post-season can be placed on the 7-day, 10-day, or 15 day Injured List during a post-season series.  

3. 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).

4. If a position-player on an MLB 7-day (acute concussion) 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) 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. 
CoViD-19 EXCEPTION: The MLB 15 day Injured List (for pitchers and two-way players) has been suspended in 2021 (here will be a 10-day Injured List for position players, pitchers, and two-way players).    

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.

6. A player on the 60-day Injured List does not count against his club's Reserve List ir Active List roster limit. 
CoViD-19 EXCEPTION: A player on the CoViD-19 Related Injured List does not count against his club's Reserve List, Active List roster, or Club Player Pool limits.   

7. 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 minor league 7-day Injured List to minor league 60-day Injured List). However, 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.

8. 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 the start of Spring Training (beginning on the date that pitchers & catchers are scheduled to report). A minor league player can be placed on a minor league club's 60-day Injured List only during his minor league club's regular season.

9. 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 club's 7-day Injured List to the minor league club's 60-day Injured List), time spent on the MLB 7-day, 10-day, or 15-day Injured List (or minor league 7-day Injured List) during the MLB regular season (or during the minor league regular season) prior to being transferred counts 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.

10. A player who is placed on the MLB 60-day Injured List during Spring Training must spend at least the first 60 days of the MLB regular season on the Injured List (the player cannot be reinstated any earlier than the 61st day of the MLB regular season).

11. A player who was placed on the 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 (including 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 from the Injured List 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.
CoViD-19 EXCEPTION:  A player on the MLB CoViD-19 Related Injured List who is eligible to be an Article XX-B MLB free-agent must be reinstated from the Injured List 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 CoViD-19 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),

12. A minor league player cannot be placed onto or transferred to a minor league 60-day Injured List until the player has spent at least five days on the club's Domestic Reserve List. 

13. A player on a minor league club's 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. 

A player on an injured list can be traded, even if the player is not eligible to be reinstated and/or healthy enough to play. 

If a player on an injured list is traded, the player can be transferred directly from his former club's 7-day, 10-day, 15-day, or 60-day Injured List to the corresponding Injured List of his new club. Time spent on a 7-day, 10-day, 15-day, or 60-day Injured List 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 Injured List or CoViD-19 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 or CoViD-19 injured lists, the player can be transferred directly to the 60-day Injured List or CoViD-19 Injured List of his new club.

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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  • Arizona Phil 5 min 57 sec ago (view)

    BRADSBEARD: Last season Pedro Ramirez was the primary SS for DSL Cubs Red and Cristian Hernandez was the primary SS for DSL Cubs Blue, so they both are legit shortstops. However, because the Cubs knew that they both would be playing at ACL this sesaon, Ramirez got a lot of reps at 2B as well as SS, because even though Ramirez is OK at SS, Hernandez is a potential future gold glove SS with a plus-arm, while Ramirez is an athletic and versatile infielder who can play SS, 2B, and 3B.

     

  • Sonicwind75 2 hours 59 min ago (view)

    I try not to 2nd guess any moves made prior to November 2, 2016.  That being said, paying a premium for defense for someone who doesn't play a premium up the middle defensive position might not be a good strategy going forward. 

    Also not sure I would say E-Jax was the worst signing.  If the goal was to tank and collect high draft picks then there were few better contracts than Edwin Jackson.

     

  • bradsbeard 3 hours 29 min ago (view)

    Phil, what are your thoughts on Pedro Ramirez? He has been tearing it up for the last few weeks and homered again last night. Power especially has come on recently, but he is a smaller guy limited to 2B, so I'm wondering how you would project him as he moves up the ladder. 

     

  • Arizona Phil 13 hours 24 min ago (view)

    RHRP Manny Rodriguez (on Cubs 60-day IL - right shoulder inflammation / right elbow strain) with his first game action since April 12th, pitching an inning in relief for ACL Cubs versus ACL Brewers Blue at Sloan Park Monday night... He pitched a scoreless frame, allowed no hits, walked two, and struck out one (swinging). FB: 93-96 and SL: 85-88. He threw 25 pitches (15 strikes), 17 FB and eight SL, got only two swing & miss (one on an 95 MPH FB and the swinging strikeout on an 87 MPH SL).

     

  • JoePepitone 14 hours 28 min ago (view)

    Sounds like you've found your guy!

     

  • videographer 15 hours 14 min ago (view)

    I hope the Cubs bring back Leiter next year.  I just love watching him blow leads, give up home runs and deflate whatever momentum the team is having.

     

  • crunch 15 hours 18 min ago (view)

    it's not good.  it's not even average.  he's a below-average guy out there.

    i dont think reyes belongs as a regular in LF/RF, but i don't think schwarber belongs in LF at all.  schwarber takes some of the weirdest routes i've seen since adam dunn (who had 0 business playing anything but DH, ever).  dunn is harsh...maybe BAL-era mark trumbo is more fair.

     

  • DavidP 16 hours 49 min ago (view)

    He isn't Schwarber level bad?  I have never seen him, but the reports on him are pretty bad.

     

  • crunch 18 hours 52 min ago (view)

    he's not much of a fielder, but it's not like he's schwarber-level bad.

    next 2 months will be interesting for how he fits into 2023 plans.  they bought a 1.5m lotto ticket.  if they win, they get to pay him 5m+ next year.  woo.

     

  • Cubster 19 hours 8 min ago (view)

    Reyes DH and batting 5th

     

  • Arizona Phil 19 hours 30 min ago (view)

    My objection to the Heyward signing (eight years - $184M - partial "no trade:" that would eventually morph into a full "no trade") was that Heyward would block RF for many years when two of the Cubs best prospects at that time (Jorge Soler and Eloy Jimenez) were rightfielders, and I thought the money coud be better spent. 

     

  • Arizona Phil 19 hours 34 min ago (view)

    DAVID P: If Alexander Vizcaino were to spend the entire 2022 season on Optional Assignment (he was optioned to AA Tennessee during Spring Trainng) and the Restricted List (which he must, because he cannot be reinstated from the Restricted List during the season if he has not been reinstated by August 1st), he will - NOT - accrue a year of minor league service toward being an MLB Rule 9 minor league 6YFA, if he were to be outrighted to the minors at some point in the future.

     

  • crunch 19 hours 46 min ago (view)

    yeah, he got his market...i just wish the cubs weren't in on it when it got to that level of $$ and years.  i didn't mind the years, but that is a lot of loot for michael brantley with a better glove/arm playing RF.

     

  • George Altman 20 hours 14 min ago (view)

    To clarify, I didn't say I liked the signing.

    I disagree and am tired of the narrative that Heyward was 'overpaid'. He signed in 2016 for below market value.

    How many FA offers/signings would be retracted if we could see 1 yr into the future, let alone 5-6 years.

     

  • crunch 21 hours 27 sec ago (view)

    i know some of you guys like the heyward signing, but they gave 23m a year for 8 years to a guy that was hitting 10-15 homers and 30 doubles with a .350 ob% for 3 seasons coming into this contract.

    great D is awesome, but it's RF...we're talking about 2 chances a game on average (and that's rounded up).

    i didn't like the signing, but i didn't think it would be this much of an anchor.  7 years, 184m, and a slash line of .245/.323/.377 in 2836 trips to the plate (assuming he's mostly done this season with playing time).

     

  • George Altman 21 hours 47 min ago (view)

    Just a reminder that in the 2015 off season, Heyward had 2 other offers equal or greater than $184M/8 yrs. He was a 5.0.WAR player ($32m+/yr value) at 26 years old signed to an AAV of $23M/yr. 

    Epstein did NOT overpay for him.

    Obviously, it didn't work out completely to the Cubs benefit. Just quite a bit tired of his Salary constantly being brought up like a 'dig'.