Originally Posted by texasdave
I think normally they start on the 15-day DL. This is because you can move a player from the 15-day to the 60-day. But not the other way around. So even if he could come sooner he wouldn't be able to procedurally if they stuck him on the 60-day right away. He may very well end up there eventually. Okay, I will bore you to death. The reason they don't allow players from the 60-day to the 15-day is because when a player is placed on the 60-day DL it opens up a roster spot. This prevents any roster-move shenanigans.
Gotcha...thanks for the explanation. Not real familiar with the workings of the DL.