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2016 MLB calendar and key dates

Jan. 6 -- Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2016 announced (6 p.m. ET)
Jan. 12 -- Salary arbitration filing
Jan. 15 -- Salary arbitration figures exchanged
Feb. 1-21 -- Salary arbitration hearings
Feb. 18 -- Voluntary reporting date for pitchers, catchers and injured players
Feb. 23 -- Voluntary reporting date for other team's other players
March 1 -- Mandatory reporting date
April 3 -- ESPN's Opening Day (STL at PIT, 1 ET; TOR at TB, 4 ET, NYM at KC, 8:30 ET)
April 4 -- MLB Opening Day
April 15 -- Jackie Robinson Day
June 9-11 -- First-Year Player Draft
July 10 -- Futures Game, Petco Park, San Diego
July 11 -- Home Run Derby, Petco Park, San Diego
July 12 -- 87th All-Star Game, Petco Park, San Diego
July 15 -- Deadline for amateur draft picks to sign
July 24 -- Hall of Fame inductions, Cooperstown, NY
July 31 -- Non-waiver trade deadline, 4 p.m. ET
Sept. 1 -- Active rosters expand to 40 players
Oct. 2 -- Regular season ends
Dec. 5-8 -- Winter meetings, Washington, DC