Key MLB dates
NOV 26, 2013 10:28p ET
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Feb. 1-21: Salary arbitration hearings, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Feb. 19: Voluntary reporting date for pitchers, catchers and injured players
Feb. 24: Voluntary reporting date for other players
March 3: Mandatory reporting date
March 18: Last day to place a player on unconditional release waivers and pay 30 days termination pay instead of 45 days
April 1: Last day to request unconditional release waivers on a player without having to pay his full 2014 salary
April 5: Opening Night: St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs
April 6: Opening Day
April 15: Jackie Robinson Day
June 8-10: MLB Draft
July 2: International free-agent signing period begins
July 14: All-Star Game, Cincinnati
July 17: Deadline for amateur draft picks to sign
July 26: Hall of Fame inductions, Cooperstown, NY
July 31: Last day to trade a player without securing waivers
Sept. 1: Active rosters expand to 40 players
Oct. 4: Regular season ends
Five days after World Series: Deadline for teams to make qualifying offers to their eligible former players who became free agents
12 days after World Series: Deadline for free agents to accept qualifying offers
Dec. 7-10: Winter Meetings, Nashville, Tenn.