When *exactly* is a player eligible to come off the MLB disabled list?

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Oh it's far more complicated than that.

The player is eligible to come off the injury DL sometime between July 6th and July 15th.

When a player is placed on the DL it's retroactive to the last day he played. So if the player was placed on the DL 10 days after he had last played (the limit for retroactive DL placement), he might be eligible to come off in just 5 days. Generally this is suboptimal, but teams will often let a player sit a few days to see if he can still play before placing him on the DL.

That said, the number of days is counted from the last date that the player played. Players are routinely listed as placed on the DL the day after they are hurt. So if you're hurt the last day of June and placed on the DL on the first day of July, you are eligible to come off the DL on the 16th of July.

This is illustrated in a data dump from baseball heat maps. Looking at 2013 specifically, we can see only a few players who were only on the DL for 15 days....

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Here is the financial breakdown from what I have learned:

First let's discuss the situation for when a player is in the minor leagues.

Minor league players are payed a salary which depends on the level they are currently playing in. For example: Rookie ball players can make around $1200 per month while most players in AAA (the highest level of the minor league) can make around $2000-2500 per month.

For major league players, the minimum salary in 2011 is $414,000 per season. If a minor league player is called up to the majors, he will receive a prorated salary of the $414,000 minimum during his tenure on the MLB team.

Let's factor in the 25-man and 40-man rosters to this:
Players on the 25-man roster are eligible to play in MLB games throughout the season. The 40-man roster includes players on the 25-man roster, plus 15 additional players who are either on the disabled list or in the minor leagues.

In order to be called up and play in the MLB, a...

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2016 MLB.com Fantasy Baseball (the "Contest") is an easy-to-play, head-to-head style fantasy baseball game. The game is designed so that fantasy participants of all levels of expertise can compete during the 2016 Major League Baseball ("MLB") regular season.

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By Peter Abraham, Globe Staff

The headlines scream at you today.

“Valentine: Ortiz Decided Not To Play”

“Bobby V: Ortiz Decided Not To Play Any More”

“Bobby Valentine: Ortiz Bailed After Trade.”

It sounds like a big deal. It usually is when a former manager accuses a star player of not wanting to play. So let’s look at the facts.

Here is exactly what Valentine said to Bob Costas of NBC Sports: “David Ortiz came back after spending about six weeks on the disabled list and we thought it was only going to be a week.

“He got two hits the first two times up, drove in a couple runs; we were off to the races. Then he realized that [the Red Sox’ trade with the Dodgers Aug. 25] meant that we’re not going to run this race and we’re not even going to finish the race properly and he decided not to play anymore. I think at that time it was all downhill from there.”

Now to the facts:

— The Red Sox were 60-66 on Aug 24, 13.5 games out...

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The Detroit Tigers placed infielder Brandon Inge on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday, with a left groin strain.
Inge hasn't played since he suffered the injury Thursday. He will be eligible to come off the disabled list a week from Saturday.
Inge's placement on the disabled list means the Tigers don't have to cut a player to reach the 25-man limit for Opening Day on Thursday. Outfielder Clete Thomas and infielder Danny Worth have made the team.
However, either Thomas or Worth could be in jeopardy of being sent to the minors a week from Thursday. That is when someone will have to come off the roster to make room for left-hander Drew Smyly, who will be called up that day to take over the fifth spot in the rotation.
"The DL is not a terrible thing on this one," Inge said Tuesday, before the team left for its final exhibition game, against host Toronto. "I understand where they're coming from. The skipper wants 25 guys that he knows he can count on. The only way...

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Players are placed on either the 15-day or the 60-day disabled list, usually depending on the severity and/or recovery time of the injury. A player may be shifted from the 15-day to the 60-day DL at any time, but not vice versa. The player may not rejoin the team until 15 or 60 days has elapsed; however, a player's time on the DL may exceed the specified number of days, and, further, if a player is transferred to the 60-day DL after August 1, he may not return to the active roster that season. The rule about rejoining the team only applies to active duty. Players are permitted to stay with the team and attend games, though players may leave the team for short term minor league rehabilitation assignments to prepare for their return to the active roster.

The 15-day DL does not count the player on the active roster (comprising the 25-man roster until September 1), whereas the 60-day DL does not require the player to be counted on either the team's active roster or its 40-man...

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

For the National Football League or National Hockey League's disabled list, see

injured reserve list

.

In Major League Baseball, the disabled list (DL) is a method for teams to remove their injured players from the roster in order to summon healthy players.

General guidelines

Players are placed on either the 15-day or the 60-day disabled list, usually depending on the severity and/or recovery time of the injury. A player may be shifted from the 15-day to the 60-day DL at any time, but not vice-versa. The player may not rejoin the team until 15 or 60 days has elapsed; however, a player's time on the DL may exceed the specified number of days, and further, if a player is transferred to the 60-day DL after August 1, he may not return to the active roster that season. The 15-day DL does not count the player on the active roster (comprising the 25-man roster until September 1), whereas the 60-day DL does not...

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For the National Football League or National Hockey League's disabled list, see

injured reserve list

.

In Major League Baseball, the disabled list (DL) is a method for teams to remove their injured players from the roster in order to summon healthy players.

General guidelines[edit]

Players are placed on either the 10-day (prior to the 2017 season, 15-day)[1] or the 60-day disabled list, usually depending on the severity and/or recovery time of the injury. A player may be shifted from the 10-day to the 60-day DL at any time, but not vice versa. The player may not rejoin the team until 10 or 60 days has elapsed; however, a player's time on the DL may exceed the specified number of days, and, further, if a player is transferred to the 60-day DL after August 1, he may not return to the active roster that season. The rule about rejoining the team only applies to active duty. Players are permitted to stay with the team and attend games, though players may...

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When Victor Martinez went on the 15-day disabled list with left knee inflammation May 19, the Tigers gave him these instructions: Don't even swing a bat or throw a baseball for a week.

"So we're just at that point, really, where he's been doing his exercises," manager Brad Ausmus said before Friday night's game against the Los Angeles Angels.

So the Tigers' designated hitter continues to rehabilitate in Orlando without a timetable — he will be with the team in Detroit this week, Ausmus thinks — and the second-year manager wouldn't predict when Martinez would return to the middle of the lineup.

"I think it's probably too early to try to predict," Ausmus said. "We assumed it would probably be two to three weeks, but there was no guarantee it would be that. It's still too early to predict whether it will be two to three weeks longer. Obviously it can't be shorter than two weeks because of the DL stint."

Martinez is eligible to come off the disabled list...

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It's safe to say that baseball is a universal sport. There are leagues all over the world, and Major League Baseball is full of international players. From Big Papi to Ichiro, over 26% of opening day rosters last season consisted of players born outside of the United States.

Some of these international players don't come without a price, though. In particular, MLB has a transfer system set up with Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball. Of the 53 Japanese players who have landed in the majors, 14 have come through this "posting" system.

The system was created in 1998, after three separate incidents earlier in the 90s. In 1994, Hideo Nomo, who became just the second Japanese-born player to play in MLB, was not yet eligible for free agency in Japan. However, Nomo was able to utilize a loophole in the Japanese Uniform Player Contract's reserve clause. What was this loophole? The 24 year old announced he was "retiring" and therefore terminating his contract with the...

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May Stats

116 PA, .227/.259/.282, 4 XBH (3 2B, 1 HR) 12 RBI, 46 wRC+

Overview

With Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo getting most of the attention in Chicago these days, it's easy to overlook that Starlin Castro remains one of the more maddeningly inconsistent players in baseball, both at the plate and in the field.

He's hitting fewer line drives and more ground balls than he has in the past, which helps to explain how no qualified shortstop has posted a lower May OPS than Castro's .540 mark, making him one of only 13 players to post an OPS below .560 for the month, regardless of position.

"We talk, talk, talk. His batting practice is outstanding," manager Joe Maddon told the Chicago Tribune's Mark Gonzales about Castro. "In the game, it's just not there yet. It happens. You've just got to keep talking about it until one day he's going to get that pitch, and he's going to hit it to right-center hard and he's going to stick."

He's been just as...

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Selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 31st round of the 2010 June Draft...signed by Tom Couston.

2015

Made 131 starts, all but two in CF...won his first Rawlings Gold Glove Award, the sixth in Rays history and second by a Rays outfielder, joining LF Carl Crawford (2010)...was later announced as the Rawlings American League Platinum Glove Award winner, along with Cardinals C Yadier Molina, as the best defender at any position...also named Defensive Player of the Year in the 2015 Esurance MLB Awards, beating out Braves SS Andrelton Simmons and Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado. Became the seventh AL outfielder to win a Gold Glove in his first full season, as well as the eighth player to win a Gold Glove after being drafted in the 30th round or later. Led all major league players with 42 Defensive Runs Saved-the highest mark since 2003, when Baseball Info Solutions started tracking it...DRS attempts to calculate how many runs a player saved or cost his team in the field compared to the...

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After making a serious push to contend in 2015, the San Diego Padres and general manager A.J. Preller set to work dismantling the MLB roster and building up the farm system this past year.

As a result, there's not much left in the way of movable parts.

Tyson Ross could be a coveted trade chip at next year's deadline, but first he'll need to prove he's healthy after making just one start on Opening Day and spending the rest of the season on the disabled list.

The Padres have shown a willingness to sell high on their bullpen arms over the years, so perhaps they'll look to cash in one of their standout relievers.

This year's free-agent market is fairly thin on impact lefty relievers, with Aroldis Chapman, Travis Wood, Boone Logan and Jerry Blevins headlining a group that also includes the likes of Brett Cecil, Mike Dunn, Marc Rzepczynski and Javier Lopez.

That could make Brad Hand a valuable asset for teams looking for a younger option with some team...

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In a series of roster moves, the D-Backs announced on Monday that right-hander Shelby Miller has been activated from the disabled list, while outfielder David Peralta has once again been placed on the 15-day DL — this time due to a lower back strain. Additionally, Arizona has optioned infielder/outfielder Brandon Drury to Triple-A Reno and recalled outfielder Socrates Brito in his place.

[Related: Updated Arizona Diamondbacks depth chart]

Miller returns to the Diamondbacks after landing on the DL last month with a sprained index finger in his pitching hand. Both team and player will be hoping for markedly better results this time around, as Miller’s woeful start to the season was one of the most talked-about early slumps of the year. In 45 2/3 innings, the 25-year-old posted a dreadful 7.09 ERA and averaged just 5.9 K/9 against an alarming 5.7 BB/9 with a 40 percent ground-ball rate that represented a significant decrease from last season’s career-best 47.7 percent....

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In baseball, the designated hitter rule is the common name for Major League Baseball Rule 5.11,[1] adopted by the American League in 1973. The rule allows teams to have one player, known as the designated hitter (abbreviated DH), to bat in place of the pitcher. Since 1973, most collegiate, amateur, and professional leagues have adopted the rule or some variant. MLB's National League and Nippon Professional Baseball's Central League are the most prominent professional leagues that do not use a designated hitter.

Major League Baseball rule[edit]

In Major League Baseball, the designated hitter is a hitter who does not play a position, but instead fills in the batting order for the pitcher. The DH may only be used for the pitcher (and not any other position player), as stated in Rule 5.11. Use of the DH is optional, but must be determined prior to the start of the game. If a team does not begin a game with a DH, the pitcher (or a pinch-hitter) must bat for the entire...

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IRVING, Texas -- Major League Baseball's players and owners reached a tentative five-year Collective Bargaining Agreement through the 2021 season on Wednesday night. The parties will follow up today with a formal document, which then must be ratified by representatives of both sides.

At 8:40 p.m. ET, an assortment of happy players, owners, lawyers and staffers poured from meeting rooms to exchange handshakes and hugs. That's how quickly 36 hours of round-the-clock negotiations ended, nearly four hours before today's deadline of 12:01 a.m. ET to reach a deal. Short of an agreement, the sport was faced with the best-case scenario of an extension or owners could have imposed a...

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The Pirates acquired Ivan Nova from the Yankees without much fanfare at the Aug. 1 trade deadline, but the right-hander has since turned into Pittsburgh’s latest successful reclamation project. Nova had a rough showing against the Reds on Sunday, but he entered the contest with a 2.41 ERA to pair with an even more impressive 0.52 BB/9 in 52 1/3 innings with the Pirates. As an impending free agent, Nova’s breakout might go down as a bittersweet development for the Bucs, who could lose him after the season.

“He has obviously changed the direction of his winter in the last six weeks,” manager Clint Hurdle admitted to Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Nova, 29, was back-of-the-rotation fodder in New York over the past couple seasons, but he’s likely to cash in soon as an appealing arm in a free agent market that will be largely devoid of them. It will also help Nova’s cause that the Pirates won’t be able to tender him a qualifying offer, which would force...

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