TERMS AND RULES: KEY DATES

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