BC-BBO–Baseball Calendar

Nov. 3 – Deadline for teams to make qualifying offers to their eligible former players who became free agents, fifth day after World Series.

Nov. 10 – Deadline for free agents to accept qualifying offers, 12th day after World Series.

Nov. 10-13 – General managers’ meetings, Phoenix.

Nov. 19-20 – Owners’ meetings, Kansas City, Mo.

Dec. 2 – Last day for teams to offer 2015 contracts to unsigned players.

Dec. 8-11 – Winter meetings, San Diego.

Dec. 8 – Hall of Fame golden era (1947-72) vote announced, San Diego.

2015(equals)

Jan. 6 – Baseball Writers’ Association of America Hall of Fame voting results announced.

Jan. 13 – Salary arbitration filing.

Jan. 16 – Salary arbitration figures exchanged.

Feb. 19 – Voluntary reporting date for pitchers, catchers and injured players.

Feb. 1-21 – Salary arbitration hearings, St. Petersburg, Fla.

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 day. Active rosters reduced to 25 players.

June 8 – Amateur draft.

July 14 – All-Star game, Cincinnati.

July 17 – Deadline for amateur draft picks to sign.

July 27 – Hall of Fame inductions, Cooperstown, N.Y.

July 31 – Last day to trade a player without securing waivers.

Sept. 1 – Active rosters expand to 40 players.

November TBA – Deadline for teams to make qualifying offers to their eligible former players who became free agents, fifth day after World Series.

November TBA – Deadline for free agents to accept qualifying offers, 12th day after World Series.

Dec. 7-10 – Winter meetings, Nashville, Tenn.