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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Baseball calendar: Thursday Voluntary reporting date for pitchers, catchers


Associated Press

Through Friday 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.