Baseball Calendar

Updated: September 28, 2012, 8:13 AM ET
Associated Press

Oct. 5 -- Postseason begins, wild-card playoffs.

Oct. 6 -- Division series begin.

Oct. 13 -- League championship series begin.

Oct. 24 -- World Series begins, city of National League champion.

November TBA -- Deadline for teams to make qualifying offers to their eligible former players who became free agents, fifth day after World Series.

November TBA -- Deadline for free agents to accept qualifying offers, 12th day after World Series.

Nov. 7-9 -- General managers meetings, Indian Wells, Calif.

Dec. 2 -- Last day for teams to offer 2013 contracts to unsigned players.

Dec. 3-6 -- Winter meetings, Nashville, Tenn.

Dec. 3 -- Hall of Fame pre-integration era commitee (before 1946) vote announced, Nashville, Tenn.

2013

Jan. 15 -- Salary arbitration filing.

Jan. 18 -- Salary arbitration figures exchanged.

Feb. 1-21 -- Salary arbitration hearings, Phoenix.

Feb. 14 -- Voluntary reporting date for pitchers, catchers and injured players.

Feb. 19 -- Voluntary reporting date for other players.

Feb. 26 -- Mandatory reporting date.

March 2-11 -- Teams may renew contracts of unsigned players.

March 13 -- Last day to request unconditional release waivers on a player without having to pay his full 2013 salary.

March 27 -- Last day to request unconditional release waivers on a player without having to pay his full 2013 salary.

March 31 -- Opening day. Active rosters reduced to 25 players.

June 6 -- Amateur draft.

July 12 -- Deadline for amateur draft picks to sign.

July 16 -- All-Star game, Citi Field, New York.

July 28 -- Hall of Fame induction, Cooperstown, N.Y.

July 31 -- Last day to trade a player without securing waivers.

Sept. 1 -- Active rosters expand to 40 players.

Oct. 23 -- World Series begins.

November TBA -- Deadline for teams to make qualifying offers to their eligible former players who became free agents, fifth day after World Series.

November TBA -- Deadline for free agents to accept qualifying offers, 12th day after World Series.

Dec. 2 -- Last day for teams to offer 2014 contracts to unsigned players.

Dec. 9-12 -- Winter meetings, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.


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