MLB’s important offseason dates

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MLB OFFSEASON IMPORTANT DATES

 


Date Event
Oct. 30, 2012
  • Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners announced. See who won.
Nov. 2, 2012
  • Free agents may sign contracts with new teams
Nov. 8, 2012
Nov. 8, 2012
  • Last date for players to accept arbitration from current club
Nov. 7-9, 2012
  • GM meetings in Palm Springs, Calif.
Nov. 12, 2012
  • AL, NL Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Awards announced. See who won.
Nov. 13, 2012
Nov. 14, 2011
  • AL, NL Cy Young Award winners announced. See who won.
Nov. 15, 2012
Nov. 30, 2012
  • Last date to tender contracts (midnight)
Dec. 3, 2012
  • Results of the Hall of Fame’s Pre-Integration Era Committee voting announced
Dec. 3-6, 2012
  • Winter meetings in Nashville
Dec. 4, 2012
  • Balloting results announced for Hall of Fame Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in baseball broadcasting
Dec. 6, 2012
  • Rule 5 draft in Nashville
Dec. 31, 2012
  • Deadline for BBWAA Hall of Fame ballots
Jan. 9, 2013
Jan. 16, 2013
  • Salary arbitration figures exchanged
Feb. 4-20, 2013
  • Salary arbitration hearings held
Feb. 12,  2013
  • Spring training: Voluntary reporting for pitchers, catchers and injured players
Feb. 15, 2013
  • Spring training: Voluntary reporting for all non-WBC position players
Feb. 20,  2013
  • Spring training: Mandatory reporting date for all non-WBC players
March 2 2013
  • Spring training games begin
March 2-19, 2013
  • World Baseball Classic
March 31, 2013
  • Season opener, Rangers vs. Astros
April 1, 2013
  • Opening Day
April 15, 2013
  • Jackie Robinson Day


 

 

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