ramble2 wrote: If I remember correctly, you can't place anyone on the DL until opening day. ...
At least I think that's the rule. I had a little trouble deciphering it from the MLB rules and my memory may be wrong. If the 25 man rosters are designated earlier than opening day someone can correct me.
Yeah, the rules on waivers/DL etc can be hard to figure out. I don't know the real set of rules for DL, but you can put people on the DL already. Check out the mlb.com player transaction page and you will see some.
There was an entire thread about DL at viewtopic.php?f=7&t=372283
Teams often wait until opening day, but they don't have to.