Major League Baseball to rename disabled list as ‘injured list’

ESPN

The disabled list is going on the permanent DL.

Major League Baseball will rename the disabled list as the "injured list," a source familiar with the plan told ESPN.

The league will make the change out of concern that the term "disabled" for injured players falsely conflates disabilities with injuries and an inability to participate in sports.

The rules of the DL — which has gone through different incarnations since its institution in 1966 and today includes a 10-day version for short-term injuries and a 60-day version for more severe ailments — will remain the same, the source said.

MLB 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.

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