With the First-Year Player Draft completed, it is time to look ahead at some key dates that loom on the hot stove calendar in the coming months.
- June 16 – First date that clubs may trade an eligible free agent player that was signed after electing free agency
- July 2 – First date to sign international players for the following season
- July 13 – 5PM ET deadline to sign players selected in the First-Year Player Draft
- July 16 – Competitive Balance and Forfeited Pick Lottery \ First date that assignable picks may be traded (through October 30
- July 31 – Non-waiver trade deadline
- August 31 – Waiver trade deadline \ Post-season eligibility lists set at midnight ET
- September 1 – Active rosters expanded from 25 to 40