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30 players in addition to the 30 on the active roster (which will go down

to 28 and then 26). The taxi squad will be made up of a combination of guys who are ready to step in and play should some on the active roster get sick or hurt along with some top prospects the team wants to manage more closely during the season. The taxi squad will live and practice near the team's home city, and a few will be allowed to travel with the team in case something happens to players during the trip. As I understand it the taxi squad (really the entire 60 man roster) is fluid in the sense that changes can be made, but there is a disabled list (which will have a 10 day minimum stay) and a separate covid list (which won't have a minimum). As a practical matter it will be hard to add players from your organization since they won't be playing, unless enough independent leagues pop up to replace the minors to keep more players ready. The taxi squad will presumably play intrasquad games most days, along with normal skill development (batting practice, bullpens, weight training, etc.). I'm not sure what rules are in place to limit the amount of "churn" to pitching staffs, if there aren't any then teams will just constantly be changing their active roster to maximize the number of pitchers available that day, for example by not having the other starting pitchers active, or just by changing 2 or 3 relievers every day.

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Posted: 06/27/2020 at 09:53AM


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Ernie Clement -- Karl Hess 06/25/2020 8:40PM
  What does that mean? ** -- Shenhoo 06/26/2020 3:23PM
  NICE! ** -- Cavman13 06/26/2020 1:42PM
  Does MLB now have taxi squads? ** -- 06/26/2020 10:44AM
  Great news! Thanks for letting us know. ** -- MonsterTruck 06/26/2020 10:10AM
  Super. Thanks. ** -- hoosone 06/25/2020 11:27PM

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