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downstairs
08-06-2010, 07:05 PM
I've always wondered, what's the purpose of the DL- specifically selecting between the 15, 60, whatever number of specific locked-in days.

If someone has a minor injury, why can't you just put them on a generic "DL", and call someone up. Then if they're better in 11 days... why do they have to wait 4 more days to play him?

Also, why would someone put someone on the 60 day list, when they can just keep putting them on the 15 day over and over?

What sort of shenanigans does this protect against?

cws05champ
08-06-2010, 09:23 PM
I've always wondered, what's the purpose of the DL- specifically selecting between the 15, 60, whatever number of specific locked-in days.

If someone has a minor injury, why can't you just put them on a generic "DL", and call someone up. Then if they're better in 11 days... why do they have to wait 4 more days to play him?

Also, why would someone put someone on the 60 day list, when they can just keep putting them on the 15 day over and over?

What sort of shenanigans does this protect against?
If you place someone on the 60 day DL it does not count against your 40 man roster, so you can add another player onto the 40 man if the injured player is out for most if not the whole year.

DumpJerry
08-06-2010, 10:26 PM
There are two DLs: 15 Day and 60 Day. The reason for this is to prevent teams from having convenient "injuries" so they can constantly change their 25 man rosters for each team they face.

There are rules about the 15 Day DL as far as renewing it. If the player is healthy, he has to come off the 15 DL (this is why the Sox don't have the option of keeping Teahen on the DL once he is fine).

The 60 Day DL pretty much kills the season for the player.