Published: Sat, February 09, 2019
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Major League Baseball considering universal DH, lower mound, roster expansion in talks

Major League Baseball considering universal DH, lower mound, roster expansion in talks

In its ongoing efforts to accelerate the pace of play, Major League Baseball has proposed a rule that would require a three-batter minimum for pitchers, Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic reported. "They say, 'It's overblown, ' or, 'What you're saying is fringe.' But not baseball".

The appeal to change the longstanding terminology, according to Major League Baseball, came from members of "advocacy groups for the disabled, including the Link 20 Network".

Bean within weeks wrote back to Link20 leaders that he agreed, Ruderman said, and before the end of the year, baseball had officially ditched the "disabled list" moniker. Formerly known as the "disabled list", MLB will now call it the "injured list", the league confirmed this week.

The change is being made out of concern that the current term, "disabled", falsely conflates disabilities with injuries that limit a player's participation and result in a temporary inability to compete. "This change, which is only a rebranding of the name itself, is effective immediately". Mixing, or making similar the terms "disabled" and "injury" could infer an inability to participate in sports. Some people thought it was a good step toward inclusion and an example of a progressive society.

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

The rules governing the injured list remain the same. MLB's "disabled list" got its name in 1915, so the jargon was a bit dated.

Seems like a fitting snapshot of what it's like to live in America in 2019.

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