MLB Calendar

April 1

– Last day to request unconditional release waivers on a player without having to pay his full 2014 salary.

April 5 – Opening day, St. Louis at Chicago Cubs. Active rosters reduced to 25 players.

May 20-21 – Owners' meeting, New York.

June 8 – Amateur draft begins.

July 14 – All-Star Game, Cincinnati.

July 17 – Last day to sign for amateur draft picks subject to deadline.

July 26 – 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.

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.

Dec. 2 – Last day for teams to offer 2016 contracts to unsigned players on 40-man rosters.