MLB Bereavement/Family Medical Emergency List

An MLB player can be placed on the Major League Bereavement/Family Medical Emergency List when the player leaves his club as the result of a death or medical emergency in his immediate family (spouse, child, grandchild, parent, grandparent, or sibling).

A player can be placed on the Bereavement/Family Medical Emergency List any time during the MLB regular season and post-season.  

A player must remain on the Berevement/Family Medical Emergency List for at least three days, but no more than seven days.

A player cannot be placed on the Bereavement/Family Medical Emergency List to attend the birth of a child (see Major League Paternity Leave List), but a player can be transferred from the Paternity Leave List to the Bereavement/Family Medical Emergency List if the childbirth results in a death or medical complication. For players who are transferred from the Paternity Leave List to the Bereavement/Family Medical Emergency List, time spent on the Paternity Leave List counts toward the maximum number of days permitted to be spent by the player on the Bereavement/Family Medical Emergency List.

The Family Medical Emergency List functions just like the 7-day or 10-day Injured List, in that a player on the Bereavement/Family Medical Emergemcy List does not count against his club's Active List, so he can be replaced by another player while on the Bereavement/Family Medical Emergency List. He does count against his club's Reserve List (40-man roster), however,

A player on the Bereavement/Family Medical Emergency List continues to accrue MLB service time.

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  • Childersb3 5 hours 21 min ago (view)


    I apologize for not being knowledgable enough to find this answer on my own, but when is the earliest date that Alec Mills can come off the 60 day IL? I know he can have a long rehab as well, so my second question is what is his latest date he could come off the 60IL? So, what's his return date range? I trying to figure out if it's even 40man roster possible/plausible for Kilian to get added to 40 to pitch next Monday vs Brewers.

    Any help here would be greatly appreciated!


  • Cubster 6 hours 21 min ago (view)

    KB is back on the IL with exacerbation of the same low back injury. Sigh. 


  • DavidP 17 hours 25 min ago (view)

    Phil - it is obvious that Christian Hernandez is tearing things up, and altuve and Balistros look promising, but has there been any others that have surprised you among the pitchers or the rest of the offense down there?


  • crunch 19 hours 47 min ago (view)

    this reds team is so hopelessly terrible they have mahle out there in the 5th with 100+ pitches, 6 runs given up, and no outs yet.

    ...and he's done with 103 pitches, leaving with 0 outs and men on 1st/2nd


  • crunch 19 hours 57 min ago (view)


    i was looking forward to the hoerner/madrigal "hoes mad" middle IF.


  • Cubster 20 hours 25 min ago (view)



  • crunch 21 hours 5 min ago (view)

    "nice first inning." - cubster

    "yeah, okay, whatever.  hold my beer." - stroman


  • Cubster 21 hours 20 min ago (view)

    Nice first inning. Gomes out with oblique strain, Schwindel is today's backup catcher.


  • crunch 21 hours 31 min ago (view)

    small sample size blah blah etc...

    watching morel is like flashing back to 2016-era cubs and their joy + aggression on the field.  he would have fit in well with that cubs era.


  • crunch 21 hours 35 min ago (view)

    pre-game lineup shakeup...yan gomes scratched (left oblique tightness) and lineup rearranged.

    morel leading off, ortega moves to hitting 2nd, and schwindel 5th


  • crunch 23 hours 54 min ago (view)

    may 24th...

    our leadoff hitter has a .315 ob% and the #2 hitter is sporting a solid .262 ob%

    121 games to go.

    season ends with 6 in a row vs CIN.  i dunno if anything in the dumpster will be left to keep a flame going.  sad thing is by that point it may actually be better quality baseball.


  • Hagsag 1 day 11 hours ago (view)

    Phil, does Rafael Morel have some potential to join his big brother?


  • tim815 1 day 11 hours ago (view)

    You answered your own question. Trades create promotions. Other things might not.


  • Arizona Phil 1 day 16 hours ago (view)

    Like the ACL, the Dominican Summer League (DSL) Opening Day will be June 6th, and also like the ACL, the DSL regular season concludes on August 23. All DSL games will be played in the morning. The Cubs will once again be running two teams (Red and Blue), with a maximum of 35 players on each squad. DSL games will be played Monday through Saturday with Sundays off, and a few Wednesdays will be off days as well. 60 games total in DSL (ACL teams play 55, because they have all Wednesdays off). 


  • K Dub 1 day 17 hours ago (view)

    AZ Phil is not only an intrepid reporter who will allow nothing to stop his coverage of Cubs complex baseball, but he's also a reknown wordsmith. In his lastest article, Phil employed 10 different ways to describe the impact of bat to ball while repeating nary a one. 

    In order: blasted, drilled, blooped, belted, hammered, crushed, roped, laced, slugged and ripped. 

    Good work outta you, young man. Your English teachers would be proud.


  • JoePepitone 1 day 18 hours ago (view)

    Only five more wins to tie, six to blow past Kenny.