The Dodgers Can No Longer Manipulate The DL

Dodger fans shouldn’t be frightened – the Dodgers will no doubt be using the injured list as liberally as they have in the past few years. MLB has just decided to make a terminology change.

Disabled List Name Change

Jeff Passan reported today that MLB will no longer be using the term “disabled list”. The distinction given from now on is the “injured list.”

Why The Change?

The league will be making the change out of concern that the expression “disabled” falsely compares disabilities with injuries. Mixing, or making similar the terms ‘disabled’ and ‘injury’ could infer an inability to participate in sports. Our current society has recently attempted at reversing the negative impact of ableist discrimination.

What Are Your Thoughts?

Were you happy to see baseball make such a change? Was it something you had previously given thoughts to? Let us know your feelings in the comments section as always!

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  1. Well 10 to a 15 day list I think will get the play more healthy than coming back too soon. Teams will miss a good performer for awhile but at least he may be better. Other teams did the same thing the Dodgers did.

  2. Anyone who is injured to the point that they cannot work is legally disabled. Disabilities are not always permanent. I really believe we are all grown up enough to know that players are only temporarily disabled. Totally unnecessary to change the name.