2012 baseball calendar

Here’s a look at some of the main events on the Red Sox and MLB calendar.

February 2012

  • Feb. 1-21: Salary arbitration hearings, St. Petersburg, Fla.
  • Feb. 11— Truck Day: Red Sox equipment truck will leave Fenway Park for arrival in Fort Myers, Fla.
  • Feb. 19: Voluntary reporting date to spring training for pitchers, catchers and injured players.
  • Feb. 21: Spring training: First workout for Red Sox pitchers and catchers
  • Feb. 24: Voluntary reporting date to spring training for positional players
  • Feb. 25: Spring training: First Red Sox full-squad workout

    March 2012

  • March 2: Spring Training: Mandatory reporting date to spring training
  • March 2-11: Teams may renew contracts of unsigned players
  • March 3: Red Sox spring opener vs. Northeastern, 2:35 p.m.; Red Sox vs. Boston College, 7:05 p.m. at JetBlue Park
  • March 4: Red Sox Grapefruit League opener vs. Twins, 1:35 p.m. at JetBlue Park
  • March 13: Red Sox vs. Yankees in Tampa, 7:05 p.m.
  • March 17: Red Sox vs. Orioles at JetBlue Park, 1:35 p.m.
  • March 19: Last day to place a player on unconditional release waivers and pay 30 days termination pay instead of 45 days
  • March 22: Red Sox vs. Yankees, JetBlue Park, Fort Myers, 7:05 p.m.
  • March 28-29: 2012 MLB season opener in Japan: Mariners vs. A’s, Tokyo.

    April 2012

  • April 4: 2012 MLB season opening night, Cardinals at Marlins
  • April 5: Red Sox season opener at Detroit
  • April 13: Red Sox home opener vs. Tampa Bay Rays
  • April 20: Red Sox vs. Yankees, Fenway Park’s 100th anniversary celebration

    June 2012

  • June 8-11: Interleague play begins: Nationals at Red Sox

    July 2012

  • July 10: 83d MLB All-Star game, Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City
  • July 22: Hall of Fame inductions, Cooperstown, N.Y.
  • July 31: Non-waiver trade deadline: Last day to trade a player without securing waivers

    August 2012

  • Aug. 31: Final day to trade for a player who will be eligible for a postseason roster

    September 2012

  • Sept. 1: Active rosters expand to 40 players

    October 2012

  • Oct. 3: Last game of regular season: Red Sox at Yankees

    December 2012

  • Dec. 3-6: Baseball winter meetings, Nashville, Tenn.
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