2013-2014 Off-season Calendar

It has been officially the Hot Stove season, or the off-season, and here is a list of important dates to keep in mind, including the annual award announcements that take place next week:

November 10
Outright waivers secured on or after September 1 expire at 5 p.m. ET

November 11
BBWAA Jackie Robinson Rookies of the Year
Last date for XX(B) players to accept qualifying offer from former club
New waiver period begins
Sporting News Executive of the Year named

November 11-13
GM and Owners Meetings, Orlando, FL.

November 12
BBWAA Managers of the Year

November 13
BBWAA Cy Young Awards

November 14
BBWAA Most Valuable Player Awards

November 18
Last date to ask outright waivers on an injured player

November 20
Last date to outright an injured player to the Minor Leagues
Reserve lists for all Major and Minor League levels filed

December 2
Tender deadline for arbitration-eligible players

December 5
Last date to request outright waivers to assign player prior to Rule 5 Draft

December 9
Last date to outright a player prior to Rule 5 Draft

December 9-12
Winter Meetings (Orlando, FL)
GIBBY (Greatness in Baseball Yearly) Awards

December 12
Rule 5 Draft

March 22-23
Opening Series in Sydney, Australia: Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks

January 14 
Salary arbitration filing.

January 17
Salary arbitration figures exchanged.

February 1-21 
Salary arbitration hearings - St. Petersburg, Florida.

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

February 18 
Voluntary reporting date for other players.

February 25 
Mandatory reporting date.

March 12 
Last day to place a player on unconditional release waivers and pay thirty
days termination pay instead of forty-five days.

March 22-23 
Los Angeles Dodgers versus Arizona Diamondbacks - Sydney, Australia.

March 26 
Last day to request unconditional release waivers on a player without
having to pay the full salary for the 2014 season.

March 30
Opening Night

March 31
Opening Day

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