Rule 57 – Travel Standards for Minor League Clubs

  • Standards for travel and lodging for all players, managers, coaches, and trainers
  • Transportation
    • Bus trips of 500+ miles shall require an off day, or travel must be by air
    • Single day road trips shall be limited to 100 miles or two hours in each direction
    • MLB affiliate must approve all vehicles and itineraries
    • Vans may not be used for trips of 75+ miles
    • Flights may not be scheduled earlier than 9:00 am following a night game unless it is the last flight scheduled to arrive at least 5 hours prior to the next day’s game
  • Hotels – MLB affiliate must approve all hotels, which approval shall not be unreasonably withheld