- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Sept. 1 - Active rosters expand to 40 players.

Oct. 4-5 - Wild-card games.

Oct. 6 - Division Series start.

Oct. 14 - League Championship Series start.

Oct. 25 - World Series starts, city of AL champion.

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. 7-10 - General managers’ meetings, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Nov. 16-17 - Owners meetings, Chicago.

Dec. 1 - Collective bargaining agreement between MLB and players’ association expires.

Dec. 2 - Last day for teams to offer 2017 contracts to unsigned players.

Dec. 5- Hall of Fame Today’s Era committee vote announced, National Harbor, Md.

Dec. 5-8 - Winter meetings, National Harbor, Md.

2017

January TBA - Salary arbitration filing.

January TBA - Salary arbitration figures exchanged.

Feb. 1-21 - Salary arbitration hearings.

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

Feb. 2 - Voluntary reporting date for other team’s other players.

Feb. 28 - Mandatory reporting date.

March 15 - Last day to place a player on unconditional release waivers and pay 30 days termination pay instead of 45 days.

March 29 - Last day to request unconditional release waivers on a player without having to pay his full 2016 salary.

April 2 - Opening day. Active rosters reduced to 25 players.

July 11 - All-Star Game, Miami.

July TBA - Last day to sign for amateur draft picks subject to deadline.

July 23 - Hall of Fame inductions, Cooperstown, N.Y.

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

Sept. 1 - Active rosters expand to 40 players.

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.

December TBA - Winter meetings.

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