Injured Lists

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

There are three different types of MLB injured lists: the 7-day Injured List (for players suffering an acute concussion), the 10-day Injured List (formerly the 15-day Disabled List), and the 60-day Injured List (AKA the "Emergency Injured List").

There are 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 10-day Injured List or minor league 7-day Injured List, or MLB 7-day (acute concussion) Injured List 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 10-day Injured List or MLB 7-day Injured List 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 Injured List only during his minor league club's regular season.
EXCEPTION: With consent of the MLB Commissioner, a player on an MLB Active List (25-man roster) of a club that is active in the MLB post-season can be placed on the 10-day Injured List or 7-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 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 player on an MLB 7-day (acute concussion) Injured List is not reinstated after spending ten days on the list, he is automatically transferred to his club's 10-day Injured List.

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 Active List or Reserve List. 

7. A player can be transferred from the MLB 7-day or 10-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 or 10-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 Injured List 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 or 10-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 or 10-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 on an MLB 7-day or 10-day Injured List must be reinstated no later than the day after the conclusion of the MLB regular 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, 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, even if the player did not spend 60 days on the Injured List.

12. A player on a minor league club's Injured List must be reinstated no later than September 30th, even if the player was on the minor league club's 60-day Unjured List and did not spend 60 days on the Injured List. 

In most cases 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. 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 Injured List AND healthy enough to play before the player can be placed on waivers. Otherwise the player would have to be a "Player to Be Named Later."

If a player on an injured list is traded, the player can be transferred directly from his former club's 7-day, 10-day, or 60-day Injured List to the corresponding Injured List of his new club. Time spent on a 7-day, 10-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 DL is claimed off waivers after the conclusion of the MLB regular season but prior to the deadline for reinstating players from the 60-day Injured List, the player can be transferred directly to the 60-day 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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  • And yet, no credit given to Tom Ricketts placing the interests of fans (or his $1B baseball operation) ahead of politics, by hiring a progressive like Theo in the first place...

    I think the best response is to cast aside a lifetime of diehard fandom (no doubt cultivated during the highly profitable Wrigley regime - unless you’re a Zell guy), and stop buying their xenophobic $20 Javy Baez t-shirts.

    lol

    FreeSwinging 37 min 10 sec ago view
  • Tom is a Ted Cruz look alike.

    Hagsag 41 min 30 sec ago view
  • Bob Nightengale‏ @BNightengale

    Cubs owner Tom Ricketts on why the Cubs didn't spend more money this offseason on the free-agent market: "Pretty easy. We don’t have any more.''

    ---

    hahahaha...no.

    that said, it's a strong team...can't complain too much, though they're playing very loose and fast with the patchwork pen "fixes."

    crunch 1 hour 11 min ago view
  • let's hope it goes better than the 5th or 6th time someone has "fixed" jason heyward's swing.

    crunch 1 hour 14 min ago view
  • Interesting, this appears to the year of mechanical fixes in the staff, Quintana's toe point and new confidence in his changeup, Hamel's fixes, Chatwood's double pump, wondering if other fixes are in store from the new pitching regime. 

    Bob N. 1 hour 38 min ago view
  • That I am sure is an under statement.

    Hagsag 4 hours 29 min ago view
  • I've never really thought about Theo's politics. But I assume it's not the politics of Joe Ricketts.

    Charlie 4 hours 39 min ago view
  • I only spend baseball money on MLB.tv and tickets when the Cubs come to town (away games). So, like you, there's very little way for me to cut back on spending without just changing team loyalty. I'm still irked.

    Baseball is such a silly thing to care about, though. And they keep presenting ethical roadblocks to that whimsy.

    Charlie 4 hours 39 min ago view
  • m.moosetacos returns to the brewers for 1/10m

    crunch 22 hours 26 min ago view
  • I saw in Bleacher Report that Miguel Amaya is in camp. Picture of him with the Red Baron.

    Hagsag 1 day 29 min ago view
  • Charlie, Crunch; yep...gotta wonder how much Theo chafes working for these folks...

    Mike Wellman 1 day 4 hours ago view
  • "Montgomery has been limited to long toss early in camp due to shoulder stiffness. Cubs pitching coach Tommy Hottovy said the southpaw could resume throwing bullpens in two or three days."

    also, j.tazawa isn't expected until monday because of visa issues...

    crunch 1 day 17 hours ago view
  • add the leaked joe ricketts racist-and-xenophobic-beyond-all-hell emails to the mix and you got a hell of an off-season.  it's bigger news than the 100 nickle and dime contracts they added, anyway.

    many (most) people will overlook this, but a chunk of the ricketts family not only talks the talk of their socially immoral beliefs (imo), they put money and labor behind pushing it...and it didn't just start this offseason.

    crunch 1 day 22 hours ago view
  • With Russell's press conference and the Cubs deal with Sinclair both coming near the end of a very slow offseason, I'm having a very hard time getting excited for spring training. Curious what other's think about these issues going forward? I really would like none of my money going to Sinclari. Russell's continued non-admission of specific acts is par for the course but still undercuts his statements about being accountable. Do you all find this issues obstacles to enjoying baseball, too?

    Charlie 1 day 23 hours ago view
  • Brailyn Marquez and Yovanny Cruz were the two best Cubs pitching prospects at Extended Spring Training last year. Cruz throws a mid-90's two-seamer and a hard-slider and probably projects as a reliever at the higher levels, unless he can find a reliable off-speed pitch. 

    Arizona Phil 2 days 7 hours ago view
  • erich081: Dakota Mekkes is in a similar position as James Norwood this time last year, meaning he is Rule 5 Draft eligible after the season so adding him to the 40 could happen at any time, especially if the Cubs need a bullpen arm and Mekkes is pitching well at AAA Iowa.  

    Arizona Phil 2 days 7 hours ago view