MLB Paternity Leave List

A player can be placed on the Major League Paternity Leave List when he leaves his club to attend the birth of his child. The childbirth must be either imminent or have occurred within the previous 48 hours.

A player can be placed on the Paternity Leave List any time during the MLB regular season and post-season.

A player must remain on the Paternity Leave List for at least 24 hours, but no more than 72 hours.

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

An MLB player continues to accrue MLB service time while on the list.

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  • Hagsag 2 hours 47 min ago (view)

    Explain how Lobaton is on this team?

     

  • Jackstraw 12 hours 10 min ago (view)

    The Cubs have looked pretty April for the last week.

     

  • George Altman 13 hours 39 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 15 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 12 min ago (view)

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

     

  • crunch 17 hours 14 min ago (view)

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

     

  • crunch 17 hours 25 min ago (view)

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

     

  • Hagsag 17 hours 25 min ago (view)

    This game is making me drink a lot.

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 17 hours 36 min ago (view)

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

     

  • crunch 18 hours 41 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 12 hours ago (view)

    t.williams threw a 25 pitch pen thursday