Key dates on the MLB offseason calendar
There’s no baseball, but plenty of activity involving the game between now and spring training. Here’s a look:
Monday, Nov. 11—Last date for upcoming free agent players to accept qualifying offer from former club; New waiver period begins; Rookies of the year announced
Monday, Nov. 11-Wednesday, Nov. 13—GM/Owners Meetings, Orlando, Fla.
Tuesday, Nov. 12—Managers of the Year announced
Wednesday, Nov. 13—Cy Young Awards announced
Thursday, Nov. 14—BBWAA Most Valuable Player Awards (MLB Network)
Wednesday, Nov. 20—Reserve lists for all major and minor league levels filed, i.e. the deadline for teams to add players to their 40-man roster in order to protect them from being selected in the Rule 5 Draft.
Monday, Dec. 2—Tender deadline: Last day for teams to offer 2014 contracts to unsigned players
Thursday, Dec. 5—Last date to request outright waivers to assign player prior to Rule 5 Draft
Saturday, Dec. 7—Tickets for all 2014 Spring Training games at JetBlue Park are scheduled to go on sale
Monday, Dec. 9—Last date to outright a player prior to Rule 5 Draft; Results of the Hall of Fame expansion era vote announced
Monday, Dec. 9--Thursday, Dec. 12—Winter Meetings, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Thursday, Dec. 12—Rule 5 Draft
Thursday, Dec. 12--Sunday, Dec. 15—Sixth annual David Ortiz celebrity golf classic in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Thursday, Dec. 14—Christmas at Fenway ticket event; select tickets and "Sox Pax" on sale
Jan. TBA—Tickets for bulk of 2014 Red Sox home games on sale
Wednesday, Jan. 8—Elections to 2014 Hall of Fame announced
Saturday, Jan. 11—Hot Stove Cool Music charity concert
Tuesday, Jan. 14—Salary arbitration filing
Friday, Jan. 17—Exchange of arbitration figures
Thursday, Jan. 23—75th annual Boston Baseball Writers Association of America awards dinner
Saturday, Feb. 1--Thursday, Feb. 20—Salary arbitration hearings, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Saturday, Feb. 8—Truck Day: Red Sox equipment truck will leave Fenway Park for arrival in Fort Myers, Fla.
Thursday, Feb. 13—Voluntary reporting date for pitchers, catchers, and injured players
Saturday, Feb. 15—Reporting day for Red Sox pitchers and catchers
Monday, Feb. 17—First workout for Red Sox pitchers and catchers
Tuesday, Feb. 18—Reporting day for Red Sox positional players; Voluntary reporting date for other players
Thursday, Feb. 20—First Red Sox full squad workout
Tuesday, Feb. 25—Mandatory reporting date
Thursday, Feb. 27—Single admission doubleheader starting with a Red Sox game against the Northeastern University Huskies followed by a game with the Boston College Eagles
Friday, Feb. 28— First Red Sox Grapefruit League game vs. Minnesota Twins at JetBlue Park
Wednesday, March 12—Last day to place a player on unconditional release waivers and pay 30 days termination pay instead of 45 days.
Saturday, March 22 – Sunday, March 23—Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona, Sydney Australia
Wednesday, March 26—Last day to request unconditional release waivers on a player without having to pay his full 2014 salary
Sunday, March 30—Opening day: Active rosters reduced to 25 players
Monday, March 31—Red Sox open 2014 regular season in Baltimore