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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, April 4, 2010

Baseball calendar: Today Opening day, New York Yankees at Boston


Associated Press

Today Opening day, New York Yankees at Boston, active rosters reduced to 25 players.

June 7-9 Amateur draft, Secaucus, N.J.

June 28-30 New York Mets vs. Florida Marlins at San Juan, Puerto Rico.

July 13 All-Star game, Anaheim, Calif.

July 25 Hall of Fame inductions, Cooperstown, N.Y.

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

Aug. 15 Last day to sign selections from 2010 amateur draft who have not exhausted college eligibility.

Sept. 1 Active rosters expand to 40 players.

Oct. 6 Playoffs begin.

Oct. 27 World Series begins.

November Free agent filing period, first 15 days after World Series ends.

Dec. 1 Last day for teams to offer salary arbitration to their former players who became free agents.

Dec. 7 Last day for free agents offered salary arbitration to accept the offers.

Dec. 6-9 Winter meetings, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Dec. 12 Last day for teams to offer 2011 contracts to unsigned players.

2011

Jan 5-15 Salary arbitration filing.

Jan. 18 Exchange of salary arbitration figures.

Feb. 1-21 Salary arbitration hearings.

Feb. 17 Voluntary reporting date for pitchers, catchers and injured players.

Feb. 22 Voluntary reporting date for other players.

March 1 Mandatory reporting date.

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

March 16 Last day to place a player on unconditional release waivers and pay 30 days termination pay instead of 45 days.

March 30 Last day to request unconditional release waivers on a player without having to pay his full 2011 salary.

April 3 Opening day, active rosters reduced to 25 players.

July 12 All-Star game, Phoenix.

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

Aug. 15 Last day to sign selections from 2011 amateur draft who have not exhausted college eligibility.

Sept. 1 Active rosters expand to 40 players.

Dec. 5-8 Winter meetings, Dallas.

Dec. 11 Collective bargaining agreement expires.

Dec. 12 Last day for teams to offer 2011 contracts to unsigned players.