- Associated Press - Thursday, September 30, 2010

Oct. 6 _ Playoffs begin.

Oct. 27 _ World Series begins, city of National League champion.

November _ Free agent period to sign exclusively with former teams, first five days after World Series ends.

Nov. 16-17 _ General managers’ meetings, Orlando, Fla.

Nov. 17-18 _ Owners’ meetings, Orlando, Fla.

Nov. 23 _ Last day for teams to offer salary arbitration to their former players who became free agents.

Nov. 30 _ Last day for free agents offered salary arbitration to accept the offers.

Dec. 1 _ Last day for teams to offer 2011 contracts to unsigned players.

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

2011

Jan 5-15 _ Salary arbitration filing.

Jan. 18 _ Exchange of salary arbitration figures.

Feb. 1-21 _ Salary arbitration hearings.

Feb. 13 _ Voluntary reporting date for pitchers, catchers and injured players.

Feb. 18 _ Voluntary reporting date for other players.

March 1 _ Mandatory reporting date.

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

March 14 _ Last day to place a player on unconditional release waivers and pay 30 days termination pay instead of 45 days.

March 28 _ Last day to request unconditional release waivers on a player without having to pay his full 2011 salary.

March 30 _ 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.

Sept. 30 or Oct. 1 _ Playoffs begin.

Oct. 19 _ World Series begins.

November _ Free agent period to sign exclusively with former teams, first five days after World Series ends.

Nov. 23 _ Last day for teams to offer salary arbitration to their former players who became free agents.

Nov. 30 _ Last day for free agents offered salary arbitration to accept the offers.

Dec. 5-8 _ Winter meetings, Dallas.

Dec. 2 _ Last day for teams to offer 2012 contracts to unsigned players.

Dec. 11 _ Collective bargaining agreement expires.

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