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July 12 _ Deadline for amateur draft picks to sign, except for players who have exhausted college baseball eligibility.

July 16 _ All-Star game, Citi Field, New York.

July 28 _ Hall of Fame induction, Cooperstown, N.Y.

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

Aug. 14-15 _ Owners meeting, Cooperstown, N.Y.

Sept. 1 _ Active rosters expand to 40 players.

Oct. 23 _ World Series begins.

November TBA _ Deadline for teams to make qualifying offers to their eligible former players who became free agents, fifth day after World Series.

November TBA _ Deadline for free agents to accept qualifying offers, 12th day after World Series.

Nov. 11-13 _ General managers meeting, Orlando, Fla.

Dec. 2 _ Last day for teams to offer 2014 contracts to unsigned players.

Dec. 2-5 _ Major League Baseball Players Association executive board meeting, La Jolla, Calif.

Dec. 9-12 _ Winter meetings, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Dec. 9 _ Hall of Fame expansion era committee (1973 and later) vote announced, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

2014

Jan. 14 _ Salary arbitration filing.

Jan. 17 _ Salary arbitration figures exchanged.

Feb. 1-21 _ Salary arbitration hearings, St. Petersburg, Fla.

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

Feb. 18 _ Voluntary reporting date for other players.

Feb. 25 _ Mandatory reporting date.

March 12 _ Last day to place a player on unconditional release waivers and pay 30 days termination pay instead of 45 days.

March 22-23 _ Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona, Sydney.

March 26 _ Last day to request unconditional release waivers on a player without having to pay his full 2014 salary.

March 30 _ Opening day. Active rosters reduced to 25 players.

July 15 _ All-Star game, Minneapolis.

July 18 _ Deadline for amateur draft picks to sign.

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

Sept. 1 _ Active rosters expand to 40 players.

Dec. 2 _ Last day for teams to offer 2015 contracts to unsigned players.

Dec. 8-11 _ Winter meetings, San Diego.

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