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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