Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association concurred Tuesday to extend the 14-pitcher optimum on active lineups through May 29 as the celebrations continue to keep an eye on gamer health.
Prior to the season, the 2 sides accepted broaden the variety of gamers on active lineups from 26 to 28 and to increase the restriction of pitchers on active lineups from 13 to 14. Those guidelines were anticipated to stay in location from Opening Day through May 1. While active lineups will return to 26 gamers on May 2 as prepared, the 13-pitcher restriction will now enter into result May 30.
Beginning on May 2, as arranged, all hurt pitchers and two-way gamers will just be qualified for positioning on the 15-day hurt list rather of the 10-day IL. Injured list positionings made on or after May 2 might be backdated properly, however the date the choice was made — not the retroactive positioning date — will govern the minimum needed downtime.
All Minor League alternative tasks will count towards each gamer’s limitation of 5 each year starting on May 2. Prior to that date, any alternative task doesn’t count versus that limitation for any gamer. Prior to May 2, pitchers and two-way gamers need to stay on task prior to a subsequent recall for a minimum of 10 days. From that date, the minimum task duration for pitchers and two-way gamers will go back to 15 days.
Rosters will broaden on Sept. 1, when all groups need to bring 28 gamers on the active lineup through completion of the routine season. Teams will be allowed to bring 29 gamers for any doubleheaders throughout that last month.