Rule 60 - Definitions

  • Major League (or MLB) – the American League and the National League or any future league recognized by the Major League Constitution
  • Major League Club – a major league team
  • Major League Player – any player on the major league reserve list of a major league club
  • Minor League Association – any association of minor league clubs or minor leagues that is party to an agreement with the Major Leagues as recognized by the Commissioner
  • Minor League (or MiL) – any domestic or foreign professional league, other than a winter league, that is party to an agreement with the Major Leagues as recognized by the Commissioner
  • Minor League Club – any minor league team that is a member of a Minor League
  • Club or Team – means any Major League or Minor League team
  • Minor League Player – any player on a Minor League Reserve List
  • First Year Player – any player who has never before signed a pro baseball contract
  • Commissioner – The individual holding the office of Commissioner, the Commissioner’s Office, or the Commissioner’s designees.
  • President of a Minor League Association or MiL President – the CEO under the governing document of a Minor League Association
  • Major League Reserve List – the list maintained by a club pursuant to Rule 2 of all major league eligible players – also known as the 40-man roster
  • Minor League Reserve Lost – the list maintained by a club pursuant to Rule 2 – of all players who have been assigned to minor league clubs
  • Major League Active List – the list maintained by a club pursuant to Rule 2 of all active major league players – also known as the 25-man roster (40 man roster during September call-ups)
  • Minor League Active List - – the list maintained by a club pursuant to Rule 2 of all active players eligible to participate for a minor league club
  • Championship Season – the full season of regular season games
  • Player Development Contract or PDC – standard PDC as defined in Rule 56
  • Independent Minor League Club – an unaffiliated club
  • Inactive Lists – players on the Disabled, Bereavement, Suspended, Voluntary Retired, Restricted, Disqualified, Ineligible, and Temporary Inactive Lists
  • Winter League – a pro league outside the U.S or Canada beginning play after August 31, concluding before the start of the next Championship Season, and recognized by the Commissioner. Winter Leagues are not Minor Leagues.