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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