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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, February 14, 2010

Baseball calendar: April 4 Opening day, New York Yankees at Boston


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Feb. 11-19 Salary arbitration hearings, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Feb. 18 Voluntary reporting date for pitchers, catchers and injured players.

Feb. 23 Voluntary reporting date for other players.

March 2 Mandatory reporting date.

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

March 17 Last day to place a player on unconditional release waivers and pay 30 days termination pay instead of 45 days.

March 31 Last day to request unconditional release waivers on a player without having to pay his full 2010 salary.

April 4 Opening day, New York Yankees at Boston, active rosters reduced to 25 players.

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

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.

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

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

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