Major League Baseball will 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 principal concern is that using the term "disabled" for players who are injured supports the misconception that people with disabilities are injured and therefore are not able to participate or compete in sports".

Major League Baseball says it's concerned the term "disabled" can confuse a player's injury with the "inability to participate in sports".

As is the case every offseason in recent years, Major League Baseball and its Players Association have discussed some rule changes for the upcoming season.

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The disabled list is going on the permanent DL.

The combination of these grievances has sparked these discussions of rule changes, despite the sides remaining in the middle of a collective bargaining agreement.

Major League Baseball and the players' association continue to discuss possible amendments to the usage of the list itself, as a number of teams have been accused of using a shorter DL - it was changed from 15 days to 10 days in 2017 - to manipulate their rosters, sources told ESPN. "This is the first step in a journey to making sure they're disability inclusive". Rosters held only 21 players, which, when injuries mounted, forced some players back into action before they were fully healthy. Also on the list of rules under consideration is moving away from multiple trade deadlines - now there is a non-waiver deadline in July, plus the waivers-required date a month later. MLB's "disabled list" got its name in 1915, so the jargon was a bit dated. Eventually the 15-day limit was dropped to 10, the 21-day list was eliminated and the 30-day limit was expanded to 60 days. 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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