Baseball Calendar - 2012 -

Baseball Calendar - 2012

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Jan. 9 — Hall of Fame voting announced, New York.

Jan. 11-12 — Owners' meetings, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Jan. 13 — Salary arbitrating filing.

Jan. 17 — Exchange of salary arbitration figures.

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

Feb. 19 — Voluntary reporting date for pitchers, catchers and injured players.

Feb. 24 — Voluntary reporting date for other players.

March 2 — Mandatory reporting date.

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

March 19 — Last day to place a player on unconditional release waivers and pay 30 days termination pay instead of 45 days.

April 2 — Last day to request unconditional release waivers on a player without having to pay his full 2012 salary.

April 4 — Opening day, St. Louis at Miami. Active rosters reduced to 25 players.

June 4 — Amateur draft.

July 10 — All-Star game, Kansas City, Mo.

July 12-18 TBA — Deadline for amateur draft picks to sign.

July 22 — Hall of Fame induction, 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 offered arbitration to accept, 12th day after World Series.

Dec. 2 — Last day for teams to offer 2013 contracts to unsigned players.

Dec. 3-6 — Winter meetings, Nashville, Tenn.

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