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AP Source: Baseball Considering DL For Concussions

Lance Berkman #17 of the New York Yankees is tended to after he fell chasing after a foul ball in the top of the fourth inning against the Texas Rangers in Game Five of the ALCS during the 2010 MLB Playoffs at Yankee Stadium on October 20, 2010 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Lance Berkman #17 of the New York Yankees is tended to after he fell chasing after a foul ball in the top of the fourth inning against the Texas Rangers in Game Five of the ALCS during the 2010 MLB Playoffs at Yankee Stadium on October 20, 2010 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

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The NFL is not the only sport figuring out how to deal with head injuries. A person familiar with the proposal tells The Associated Press that Major League Baseball is considering a 7-day disabled list for players with concussions.

The new DL could be instituted as soon as next season, the person told the AP, speaking on condition of anonymity because the proposal is in the preliminary stages.

A 7-day DL will be considered this offseason by a new concussion subcommittee that is being formed under baseball’s medical advisory committee, the person said. If the subcommittee OKs the idea, it would need to be approved by Commissioner Bud Selig, then the players’ union.

It’s the latest example of the way various leagues are addressing concussions.