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The Disabled List is a status designation for injured players who are unable to contribute to a team. Clubs have a maximum number of players they can have on their Active Roster (25) at any given time and so injured players could very easily accumulate and take roster spots. Teams are allowed to move active players to a 10-day disabled list, a 7-day concussion disabled-list or a 60-day list.
The 10-day list requires that the players remain on the extended 40-man roster and must not play for 10 days from the last game played. Players may be placed on the disabled list retroactively, meaning that if they were injured 2 days ago, the team can place them on the list as if it was 2 days ago. The 10 days will begin from that point.
The 7-day concussion list is for players diagnosed with a concussion. If not okay to play after 7 days, he is automatically transferred to the 10-day list.
The 60-day disabled is treated differently and is designed for longer-term use. When a player is placed on the 60-day DL, he is removed from the 40-man roster and cannot play in a game for 60 days from the time he was placed on the DL which can be the last day that he appeared in a game.
The Baseball Cube has been tracking detailed roster movement and injury data since 2012. We have disabled list details, including start and end date (approx) of each DL stint and a basic description of the injury, if available. Prior to 2012, we have some more basic MLB disabled list data since 2001. If purchasing the DL data, the datasets come in 2 separate layouts.
Minor League Disabled List data is also available but the nature of the injury is mostly unavailable. It is only the dates that will be relevan.t
Use the Injury Search section to filter on injuries by keyword.