January 13, 2011
2011 Major League Baseball Calendar
Jan 5-14 Salary arbitration filing.
Jan. 12-13 Owners' meetings, Paradise Valley, Ariz.
Jan. 18 Exchange of salary arbitration figures.
Feb. 1-21 Salary arbitration hearings.
Feb. 14 Voluntary reporting date for pitchers, catchers and injured players.
Feb. 19 Voluntary reporting date for other players.
March 2 Mandatory reporting date.
March 2-11 Teams may renew contracts of unsigned players.
March 15 Last day to place a player on unconditional release waivers and pay 30 days termination pay instead of 45 days.
March 29 Last day to request unconditional release waivers on a player without having to pay his full 2011 salary.
March 31 Opening day, active rosters reduced to 25 players.
July 12 All-Star Game, Phoenix.
July 24 Hall of Fame induction, Cooperstown, N.Y.
July 31 Last day to trade a player without securing waivers.
Aug. 15 Last day to sign selections from 2011 amateur draft who have not exhausted college eligibility.
Sept. 1 Active rosters expand to 40 players.
Sept. 30 or Oct. 1 Playoffs begin.
Oct. 19 World Series begins.
November Free agent period to sign exclusively with former teams, first 15 days after World Series ends.
Dec. 1 Last day for teams to offer salary arbitration to their former players who became free agents.
Dec. 5-8 Winter meetings, Dallas.
Dec. 7 Last day for free agents offered salary arbitration to accept the offers.
Dec. 11 Collective bargaining agreement expires.
Dec. 12 Last day for teams to offer 2012 contracts to unsigned players.

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