MLB Legislates Seven Day DL For Concussions

MLB institutes 7-day DL for concussions

      MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Major League Baseball and its players union
have announced a new set of protocols for dealing with concussions,
including the creation of a new seven-day disabled list for players
with the injury.
      The league and the union announced the protocols in a joint
statement on Tuesday. They include mandatory baseline testing for
all players and umpires and new steps for evaluating players who
may have suffered the injury and for having them return to action.
      The new guidelines will be in effect starting on Opening Day.
      The new disabled list is in addition to the 15-day and 60-day
DLs that already exist for players with injuries.
      Each team will also have to designate a specialist who deals
with mild brain injuries to evaluate players and umpires when
needed.
      
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