The new DL would be in addition to the 15- and 60-day lists that already exist for injuries of all sorts, the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the proposal is in the preliminary stages.
The change would need to be approved by the players' union.
RANGERS: Outfielder Nelson Cruz says his left hamstring feels fine and he expects to play in Game 6 of the AL Championship Series tonight.
Cruz said Thursday before a team workout that he feels nothing wrong when he is walking.
BLUE JAYS: Major league home run leader Jose Bautista underwent surgery to repair a sports hernia.
TIGERS: Detroit and Brandon Inge have agreed to a two-year, $11 million contract with a team option for the 2013 season.
BREWERS: Left-hander Manny Parra has undergone surgery to repair a small tear in the labrum his left hip.
The team said the pitcher is expected to be ready for spring training.
METS: Sandy Alderson has met with New York executives for the second time as the team searches for a new general manager.
INDIANS: Cleveland acquired a minor league pitcher and infielder from the Yankees, completing the July 31 trade that sent reliever Kerry Wood to New York.
The Indians got right-hander Andrew Shive and infielder Matt Cusick on Thursday.
SENTENCED: A Philadelphia teenager who ran onto the field wearing a full-body red spandex suit during a Phillies game last month has been sentenced to community service.
Sean Hagan , 17, was sentenced to 80 hours of community service.