MLB’s important offseason dates

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MLB OFFSEASON EVENTS

 


Date Event
Nov. 7, 2010
  • Free agent filing period and exclusive negotiating window ends at 12:01 a.m. ET. Free agents can then sign with any team
Nov. 9, 2010
Nov. 10, 2010
Nov. 15, 2010
Nov. 16, 2010
Nov. 17, 2010
Nov. 18, 2010
Nov. 22, 2010
Nov. 23, 2010

 

Nov. 30, 2010
  • Last day for free agents to accept salary-arbitration offers
Dec. 2, 2010
  • Last day for teams to tender 2011 contracts to players under reserve
Dec. 6-9, 2010
  • Winter Meetings, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Dec. 31, 2010
  • Hall of Fame ballots due
Jan. 5, 2011
Jan. 5-15, 2011
  • Salary arbitration filing period
Jan. 18, 2011
  • Salary arbitration figures exchanged
Feb. 1-21, 2011
  • Salary arbitration hearings
Feb. 13, 2011
  • Voluntary spring training reporting date for pitchers, catchers and injured players
Feb. 18, 2011
  • Voluntary spring training reporting date for non-pitchers and catchers
March 1, 2011
  • Mandatory Spring Training reporting date for all players
March 2-11, 2011
  • Contracts of unsigned players may be renewed
March 28, 2011
  • Deadline to request unconditional release waivers without having to pay player’s full 2011 salary
March 31, 2011
  • Opening day


 

 

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