No designated hitter or draft changes likely in Major League Baseball this season

Commissioner Rob Manfred

Those changes include the introduction of a 20-second pitch clock, a reduction in mound visits from six to five, and the placement of a baserunner on second base when spring training games - and the All-Star Game - reach extra innings. "I think we still have to discover how maybe young pitchers find out how they can get out of trouble instead of going to rescue them when they get in trouble". Major League Baseball has just chose to make a terminology change.

Disability advocates asked Major League Baseball to change the name because so people wouldn't confuse "disabilities" and "injuries" and further the thinking that a disability means someone can't play a sport.

Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States and consists of 30 member clubs in the US and Canada, representing the highest level of professional baseball.

"I think that's just in an effort to try not to put the game in a test tube", Torre said.

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ESPN's Jeff Passan reported Thursday, citing a source familiar with the plan, that Major League Baseball will rename the DL as the "injured list" ahead of the 2019 season.

Jeff Pfeifer, MLB's senior director of league economics and operations, notified clubs of the name change in a memo written in December. The change was first reported by ESPN.

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. According to Passan, the league is making the change out of concern that the term "disabled" for injured players falsely compares disabilities with injuries and an inability to participate in sports. "This change, which is only a rebranding of the name itself, is effective immediately". "Our goal in Major League Baseball is to get all of our players signed, particularly our star players, and have 'em in camp when we're ready to go". The list will be comprised of a 10-day injured list for short-term injuries, and a 60-day version for long-term injuries.

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