MLB calendar and key dates

Updated: March 23, 2014, 3:57 PM ET
Associated Press

March 26 -- Last day to request unconditional release waivers on a player without having to pay his full 2014 salary

March 30 -- Active rosters reduced to 25 players

March 30 -- Opening night: LA Dodgers at San Diego, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN

March 31 -- Opening Day

April 15 -- Jackie Robinson Day

June 5-7 -- First-Year Player Draft, Secaucus, N.J.

July 13 -- Futures Game, Target Field, Minneapolis

July 14 -- Home Run Derby, Target Field, Minneapolis

July 15 -- 85th All-Star Game, Minneapolis

July 18 -- Deadline for amateur draft picks to sign

July 27 -- Hall of Fame inductions, Cooperstown, N.Y.

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

Sept. 1 -- Active rosters expand to 40 players

Dec. 2 -- Last day for teams to offer 2015 contracts to unsigned players

Dec. 8-11 -- Winter meetings, San Diego


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