Monday, November 8, 2010

MLB Off Season Dates

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Nov. 7: Free-agent filing period and exclusive negotiating window ends at 12:01 a.m. ET. Free agents can then sign with any team. Last day to reinstate players from the 60-day DL
Nov. 9: AL Rawlings Gold Glove Awards announced
Nov. 10: NL Rawlings Gold Glove Awards announced; Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Awards announced
Nov. 15: AL and NL Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Awards announced
Nov. 16: NL Cy Young Award announced; AL and NL Manager of the Year announced
Nov. 16-17: General managers meetings, Orlando, Fla.
Nov. 17-18: Owners meetings, Orlando, Fla.
Nov. 18: AL Cy Young Award announced
Nov. 19: 40-man rosters have to be set for Rule 5 draft
Nov. 22: NL-MVP announced
Nov. 23: AL-MVP announced; last day for teams to offer salary arbitration to free agents to preserve their rights to draft-pick compensation
Nov. 30: Last day for free agents to accept salary-arbitration offers

Dec. 2: Last day for teams to tender 2011 contracts to players in arbitration years
Dec. 6-9: Winter meetings, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Dec. 9: Rule 5 draft


Jan. 5-15: Salary-arbitration filing period
Jan. 18: Salary-arbitration figures exchanged

Feb. 1-21: Salary-arbitration hearings
Feb. 13: Voluntary spring training reporting date for pitchers, catchers and injured players
Feb. 18: Voluntary spring training reporting date for non-pitchers and non-catchers

March 1: Mandatory spring training reporting date for all players
March 2-11: Contracts of unsigned players may be renewed
March 28: Deadline to request unconditional-release waivers without having to pay player's full 2011 salary
March 31: Opening Day

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