2011 Major League Baseball Calendar

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

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