MLB Changing the Name of the "Disabled" List to the "Injured" List

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MLB Changing the Name of the “Disabled” List to the “Injured” List

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This is neither a significant nor a functional change, but it’s a perfectly acceptable one:

I’ll confess I never really thought about the connotations of “disabled” being used for an injured player, and the subtle implication that persons who deal with disabilities are unable to play sports. That is, of course, not true, and since this change is extremely not a big deal on our end, I’m fine with going the extra inch to speak a little more appropriately about injuries/disabilities.

Really, the only issue is going to be adjusting the habit of saying disabled list, DL, DL’d, etc. Injured List. IL. IL’d. It’ll work I suppose.

For now, the actual rules attached to the disabled injured list remain the same, i.e. ten days for a minimum stay. That has been brought up as part of the recent rules negotiations, however, with a return to 15 days possible.

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Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.