In an interview on Tuesday morning, Commissioner Rob Manfred addressed his issues with how teams are manipulating the use of the 10-day disabled list.
This was almost certainly a peck at the Dodgers who have been using the 10-day disabled list just about weekly all season. This is the first season that the 10-day disabled list has been in place as it converted from the 15-day disabled list that we have seen in year’s past.
It is possible that teams are using it to rest tired or struggling players without real injuries so they can bring up fresh players from the minors.
Bottom line is that Rob Manfred is upset and the Dodgers are the obvious leading culprit behind it.
Rob Manfred: "I don't like some of the activity in terms of what's going on with the 10-day DL." Worries teams are manipulating it.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 11, 2017
With any new rule, there is going to be loopholes and exploitation that will need to be polished or fixed. Manfred could construct some sort of policy that injuries need to be looked at closer by Major League Baseball before they can be made official for a disabled list stint.
There is nothing that he can do this season, but look out in the future for additions or different changes to the disabled list policy.
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