60-day Injured List


The 60-day injured list is the longest of the Major League Baseball injured lists. Players placed on the 60-day injured must remain on it for a minimum of 60 days and are temporarily removed from a club's 40-man roster, which often makes the list a last resort for clubs.

If a club doesn't need a 40-man roster spot to replace an injured player, the player may be kept on the 10-day injured list longer than 60 days rather than being transferred to the 60-day injured list. That way, the club won't need to risk losing another player by going through the process to clear a spot on the 40-man roster when the injured player is ready to return.

All players are eligible for the 60-day IL, unlike the 10-day IL, which is only for position players, and the 15-day IL, which is for pitchers and two-way players.


After the 2018 season, the 7-day disabled list (or "DL"), 10-day disabled list and 60-day disabled list were renamed, becoming the 7-day injured list, the 10-day injured list and the 60-day injured list.

The decision to change the 15-day injured list to the 10-day injured list as the shortest IL option for non-concussion injuries prior to the 2017 season did not affect the parameters of the 7-day injured list or the 60-day injured list.

MLB brought back the 15-day IL for pitchers and two-way players in 2022, with the 10-day IL remaining in place for position players. Again, the parameters of the 7-day IL and 60-day IL were unaffected.