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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  • Hagsag 2 hours 36 min ago (view)

    Explain how Lobaton is on this team?

     

  • Jackstraw 12 hours 20 sec ago (view)

    The Cubs have looked pretty April for the last week.

     

  • George Altman 13 hours 29 min ago (view)

    I'm pretty sure I've seen enough of Arrieta and Davies to last me the rest of the summer. 

     

  • crunch 16 hours 5 min ago (view)

    e.sogard pitching...the highlight of the last 2 games, easy...

    3 popouts...threw mid/high 60s batting practice lobs with some sink

    he's scoreless through 2ip in his career.  david ross career pitching comps...

     

  • crunch 17 hours 2 min ago (view)

    same...only it's coffee...which isn't helping.  yesterday's trash game got a sequel.

     

  • crunch 17 hours 4 min ago (view)

    yeah...we can go ahead and send cory abbott back down...

     

  • crunch 17 hours 15 min ago (view)

    hopefully the cubs can work out an extension for jason heyward to keep him around til then.

     

  • Hagsag 17 hours 15 min ago (view)

    This game is making me drink a lot.

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 17 hours 26 min ago (view)

    Just wait til the 2030 season, those kids will be entering their prime then. Look out NL Central!

     

  • crunch 18 hours 31 min ago (view)

    im starting to think spending 12.6m of payroll on davies/arrietta while trading darvish away for davies and a slew of kids that dont even make the cubs top 10 prospect list wasn't a good idea.

    oh yeah, cubs gave SD money in that deal, too...that's even better.

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 9 hours ago (view)

    The Cubs have purchased the contract of RHP Justin Shafer (ex-MIA) from Kansas City (American Association) and he has been assigned to AAA Iowa. 

     

  • crunch 1 day 11 hours ago (view)

    he -really- needs to cue into this is a cubs broadcast and not a national/neutral broadcast.

    dude...don't get excited about marlins 3-run homers.

     

  • crunch 1 day 12 hours ago (view)

    lot of people wanted him when len left.  he's got a long game calling history, but not too much for baseball.  he did host "baseball tonight" for ESPN for a quite a while, so the game isn't a mystery to him.

    i find him a bit boring/dry.  some people like that he has that oldschool "announcer voice" thing going on.

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 1 day 13 hours ago (view)

    He's uhhh.. not very good at it. Glad he wasn't the hire for the main role.

     

  • crunch 1 day 13 hours ago (view)

    wow...chris myers calling the cubs game for some reason (boog out for the MIA series).

    he is a marquee talent, but he's not been used to call a game as far as i know.

    also, zach davies looks like a kid in pajamas in those dark blue "wrigleyville" uniforms.

     

  • crunch 2 days 11 hours ago (view)

    t.williams threw a 25 pitch pen thursday