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MLB creates 7-day DL for concussions

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Steak Snabler, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Stop the presses! MLB is being proactive about something!

  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    This is great, the Giants can skip every one of Barry Zito's road starts!
  3. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Great, except most of the research I've done on concussions points to seven days as being too short of a time to return to full activities from a concussion.

    That said, anything that will encourage a pro sports team to be more careful in its treatment of an athlete with a concussion is a very good thing.
  4. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    True. But you don't have to activate a guy the first day he's eligible to come off the DL. Plus he can always move to the 15-day or 60-day DL retroactive to when he went on the 7-day to begin with.

    This is actually a pretty good idea on MLB's part.

  5. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    The story said they automatically move to the 15-day if they aren't better after the 7.
  6. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass Well-Known Member

    No, it said players who aren't better after 14 are automatically moved to the 15.
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