Through Jan. 15 - Salary arbitration filing.
Jan. 16-17 - Owners meeting, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Jan. 18 - Exchange of salary arbitration figures.
Feb. 1-21 - Salary arbitration hearings, St. Petersburg, Fla.
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 12 - Last day to place a player on unconditional release waivers and pay 30 days termination pay instead of 45 days.
March 25 - Opening day, Boston vs. Oakland at Tokyo.
March 26- Last day to request unconditional release waivers on a player without having to pay his full 2008 salary.
March 30 - Opening day for other teams, active rosters reduced to 25 players.
June 5-6 - Amateur draft.
July 15 - All-Star game, New York.
July 27 - 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 players.
Nov. 3-6 - General managers' meetings.
Dec. 8-11 - Winter meetings, Las Vegas.

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