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How many players are Major League Baseball teams allowed to have on their roster?

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2015-05-15 18:50:37
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According to the rules there are no limits in Spring Training however there is a limit of 25 players during the regular season with the exception of Double Headers and All Star Rosters, the limit is increased to 40 starting on September 1 until the Postseason begins at which point the Active Roster returns to the regular season limit of 25 players on a Major League club.

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In accordance with Major League Rule 2 (c), beginning on Opening Day of each season and ending at midnight, August 31, the Club roster limit is 25, provided that the minimum number of active players maintained by each Club be 24. If the roster is reduced below 24 then the Club shall, within 48 hours (plus time necessary for a player to report), bring its roster back to the minimum of 24. Beginning on September 1 and ending with the close of the Championship Season, the roster limit is expanded to 40 players on the roster. 25 on the team 9 on the field Each team carries 25 active players on its Major League roster. This doesn't count players on the DL who may still reside on a teams active 40 man roster
Standard MLB Rosters are comprised of a 25-man active roster, and up to 15 extra players that are on what is known as the 40-Man Roster. Inactive players on the 40-Man Roster can either be players in the minor leagues or those on the 15-day disabled list.

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