Important dates on the Major League Baseball calendar leading into the 2013 season:
Nov. 7-9, 2012: General managers meetings, Indian Wells, Calif.
Nov. 12: AL and NL Rookies of the Year announced
Nov. 13: AL and NL Managers of the Year announced
Nov. 14: AL and NL Cy Young Award winners announced
Nov. 14-15: Owners meetings, Chicago.
Nov. 15: AL and NL Most Valuable Players announced
Nov. 30: Last day for teams to tender contracts to unsigned players.
Dec. 3: Hall of Fame pre-integration era committee vote announced, Nashville, Tenn.
Dec. 3-6: Winter meetings, Nashville, Tenn.
Jan. 15, 2013: Salary arbitration filing.
Jan. 18: Salary arbitration figures exchanged.
Feb. 1-21: Salary arbitration hearings, Phoenix.
Feb. 14: Voluntary reporting date for pitchers, catchers and injured players.
Feb. 19: Voluntary reporting date for other players.
Feb. 26: Mandatory reporting date.
March 2-11: Teams may renew contracts of unsigned players.
March 2-6: World Baseball Classic first round (Taiwan and Japan)
March 7-10: World Baseball Classic first round (Puerto Rico and Phoenix)
March 8-10: World Baseball Classic second round (Tokyo)
March 12-16: World Baseball Classic second round (Miami)
March 17-19: World Baseball Classic championship round (San Francisco)
March 13: Last day to request unconditional release waivers on a player without having to pay his full 2013 salary.
March 27: Last day to request unconditional release waivers on a player without having to pay his full 2013 salary.
March 31: Opening day. Active rosters reduced to 25 players.