Possible MLB rule changes may have little effect on Pirates

Will 15 teams be looking for an extra bat before opening day? More

Will 15 teams be looking for an extra bat before opening day? More

"They say, 'It's overblown, ' or, 'What you're saying is fringe.' But not baseball". The change was brought about by "concern that the term "disabled"...falsely conflates disabilities with injuries and an inability to participate in sports".

Most of the rule changes listed in Jeff Passan's tweet above were ones proposed by the league, while the Players Association countered with ideas of there own on Friday.

Heeding the words of disability rights advocates, Major League Baseball has renamed the roster designation for players recovering from injury.

Amid rising tensions between Major League Baseball and the MLB Player's Association, the two sides have been meeting about some major rule changes that could fundamentally alter many aspects of baseball as we know it.

The disabled list is going on the permanent DL. Formerly known as the "disabled list", MLB will now call it the "injured list", the league confirmed this week. Some people thought it was a good step toward inclusion and an example of a progressive society.

Despite the name change, the rules of the DL will remain the same, the report said.

The list is used as a method for teams to remove injured players from their rosters as they recover so they can replace them with healthy players. They were even allowed to travel with their team as a "coacher". The current DL includes a 10-day version for short-term injuries and a longer 60-day version.

The modern disabled list was born in 1966, when players could sit out in 15-, 21- or 30-day increments.

The "injured list" now includes a 10-day version (changed from a 15-day version in 2017) and a 60-day version that teams can use depending on the severity of a player's injury.

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