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MLB 10-day DL used 21 percent more often than 15-day list

NEW YORK (AP) Use of baseball's shortest disabled list increased by 21 percent this year, the first season of its shortened length.

There were 626 uses of the 10-day DL this season, up from 512 placements on the 15-day DL last season, according to the commissioner's office.

Use of the 60-day DL was just about the same at 45, up from 43 in 2016.

Some clubs used the 10-day DL to add players around the time of the four-day All-Star break by disabling starting pitchers after their outings.

"I think the concept of a 10-day DL was a good one," baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said at the All-Star break. "It gave clubs additional flexibility to deal with injuries."

"Unfortunately, and we saw some of this right around the All-Star break, any new rule, our guys figure out a way to manage to it," he added. "I don't like some of the activity that's gone on in terms of the use of the 10-day DL and we're having conversations about that internally."


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Updated October 3, 2017

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