Were you happy to see baseball make such a change?
The change is being made out of concern that the current term, "disabled", falsely conflates disabilities with injuries that limit a player's participation and result in a temporary inability to compete.
A term baseball has used since 1966 is being done away with in Major League Baseball.
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.
"In recent years, the commissioner has received several inquiries regarding the name of the "Disabled List", Pfeifer wrote".
"I think it's a huge step for the disability community", Ruderman said, "and it looks at the fact that being disabled is part of the human condition, and disabled people deserve to have their human rights recognized like any other minority group".
The combination of these grievances has sparked these discussions of rule changes, despite the sides remaining in the middle of a collective bargaining agreement.
The NBA places injured players on the inactive list, while the National Hockey League and NFL both have injured reserve lists. A player on the 60-day IL does not count toward the 25- or 40-man roster. Rosters held only 21 players, which, when injuries mounted, forced some players back into action before they were fully healthy. MLB's "disabled list" got its name in 1915, so the jargon was a bit dated. The NFL also has a physically unable to perform list.
During recent negotiations with the union, Major League Baseball asked to reestablish the 15-day version of the list.
The "injured list" now includes a 10-day version (changed from a 15-day version in 2017) and a 60-day version that teams can use depending on the severity of a player's injury.