Major League Baseball to rename disabled list as 'injured list'

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"They say, 'It's overblown, ' or, 'What you're saying is fringe.' But not baseball".

The rules of the "injured list" will remain the same as before, and the new moniker actually brings MLB more in line with other major North American sports leagues. Mixing, or making similar the terms "disabled" and "injury" could infer an inability to participate in sports.

"In recent years, the commissioner has received several inquiries regarding the name of the "Disabled List", Pfeifer wrote".

The Major League Baseball Players Association responded last Friday with its own comprehensive proposal that addressed the players' concerns on competitive integrity and service-time manipulation in multifaceted fashion, sources said.

ESPN's Jeff Passan reported Thursday, citing a source familiar with the plan, that Major League Baseball will rename the DL as the "injured list" ahead of the 2019 season. Some people thought it was a good step toward inclusion and an example of a progressive society. The distinction given from now on is the "injured list". Rosters held only 21 players, which, when injuries mounted, forced some players back into action before they were fully healthy.

The modern disabled list was born in 1966, when players could sit out in 15-, 21- or 30-day increments. The National League created the first "disabled list" in 1915, which allowed players to sit out but retain their roster spot - and, crucially, their salaries - for 10 days. The current DL includes a 10-day version for short-term injuries and a longer 60-day version. That could still happen, or there could be a hybrid structure with 15 days for pitchers and 10 for position players, though this recent adjustment is to the name only.

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