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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  • crunch 11 hours 8 min ago (view)

    left oblique injury.

     

  • crunch 12 hours 4 min ago (view)

    w.miley leaves early, pointing to his lower back.

    a'ite then.

     

  • George Altman 12 hours 23 min ago (view)

    There's about 10-15 guys on the 40-Man, I'll be fine with saying vaya con Dios, amigos.

     

  • crunch 13 hours 22 min ago (view)

    still no s.suzuki...maybe tomorrow.

    nico available off the bench.

    also, i know options are sketchy and 2022 is a partial audition for 2023...but i don't wanna see z.mckinstry hitting leadoff, or even a starter option going into 2023...

     

  • JoePepitone 1 day 7 hours ago (view)

    Yeah, pretty impressive!

     

  • crunch 1 day 8 hours ago (view)

    Pujols #700 !!!!!!

    yeah, the big reason he's done it is because of his long contract and the sunk cost...but wow...700.

     

  • crunch 1 day 9 hours ago (view)

    pujols #699 !

     

  • crunch 1 day 9 hours ago (view)

    cubs winning the hell out of some 1-run games lately.

     

  • fullykräusened 1 day 11 hours ago (view)

    AZ Phil, I have a question that has been percolating (ask your parents, you young'uns) all year long.

    Over the last how-ever-many years, there have been two "rookie leagues." Now, we only have the complex leagues. Does that put too many players in the complex leagues, or is the smaller draft resulting in fewer rookies? Also, is the new alignment pushing some high prospects into Low A instead of another year in the high rookie league? I figure you are the only person on this blog who has insight into this--potentially important issue-- question. Thanks.

     

  • Cubster 1 day 16 hours ago (view)

    If you have Twitter, you can see the Immaculate Inning...

    https://twitter.com/mlbpipeline/status/1573107767929409537?s=46&t=drPl0w...

     

  • Wrigley Rat 1 day 17 hours ago (view)

    AZPhil -  Sounds like CarGar has a stronger repertoire than most of our international pitchers at the moment. Good to hear!

     

  • Wrigley Rat 1 day 17 hours ago (view)

    If he wants it, he can have it... for 20 bucks. ;)

     

  • JoePepitone 2 days 9 hours ago (view)

    W00t! Cubs win game #1!

     

  • crunch 2 days 9 hours ago (view)

    yeah, i mean, it's not like the pen is overworked.  this isn't necessary.

    he's bringing the drama in the 9th.

     

  • JoePepitone 2 days 9 hours ago (view)

    I spoke too soon. Can't believe Rossy has him pitching into a third inning. Yah keep on spinning that wheel, that "Bankrupt" space is eventually gonna come up. And Leiter has a bunch of them on his wheel. 

     

  • crunch 2 days 10 hours ago (view)

    crazy amount of "small ball" being played since the break by the cubs.  a lot of it very recently.

    i can't recall the last time i've seen the cubs bunt and hit/run so much.