The player can be activated on the eighth day after he is cleared (receives approval) from the team’s specified specialist and Major League Baseball’s medical director.
If the player is not reinstated from the 7-day DL by day 14, the player is automatically transferred to the 15-day DL.
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If a player violates the terms of his contract, his club may petition MLB to have him place on the disqualified list, allowing the club to replace him on both the 25-man and 40-man rosters.
A player on the disqualified list is not paid and does not earn service time.A player on the family medical emergency list continues to accumulate Major League service time.If an absence extends more than seven days, the club must resort to placing the player on the restricted list, where he is not paid and does not earn service time.A player on the 7-day DL does not count against the team’s active 25-man roster, same as the 15-day DL.A player on the 7-day DL does count against the team’s 40-man roster.A club has five years to evaluate a player who signs his first pro contract at 18 years or younger, but only four years to decide on a player who signs at age 19.For purposes of calculating years as a pro, the counting begins the day a player signs his first professional contract, not the season he begins play.A player on either list continues to accumulate Major League service time, but he must remain inactive for a minimum of 7, 10 or 60 days, with Day 1 beginning after the player’s last game appearance.A club may make the placement of a player on either list retroactive to the last date in which he played, up to a maximum backdating of 10 days.There is no limit to the number of players a club may put on the 60-day disabled list, but a player may not be placed on (or transferred to) the 60-day disabled list unless the club’s 40-man roster is full.Once the season ends, a player on the 60-day disabled list must be reinstated to the 40-man roster or designated for assignment.