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Important Dates





February 12, 2017
Pitchers and catchers begin reporting to Spring Training

February 24, 2017

Grapefruit and Cactus League play begins

March 6-22, 2017
2017 World Baseball Classic

March 30, 2017
Parent club exhibition game
St. Louis Cardinals at Memphis Redbirds

March 31, 2017
Parent club exhibition games
Baltimore Orioles at Norfolk Tides
Cincinnati Reds at Louisville Bats

April 1, 2017
Parent club exhibition game
Cincinnati Reds vs. Reds Futures at Dayton, Ohio

April 6, 2017
Minor League Baseball Opening Day for full-season leagues

June 12-14, 2017
First-Year Player Draft

June 15, 2017
Pioneer League season begins

June 17, 2017
Florida State League All-Star Game, Lakeland, Florida

June 19, 2017
New York-Penn League season begins
Northwest League season begins

June 20, 2017
California League All-Star Game, Visalia, California
Carolina League All-Star Game, Salem, Virginia
Midwest League All-Star Game, Midland, Michigan
South Atlantic League All-Star Game, Columbia, South Carolina
Southern League All-Star Game, Pensacola, Florida

June 22, 2017
Appalachian League season begins

June 27, 2017
Texas League All-Star Game, Frisco, Texas

July 2, 2017
International free agent signing period begins

July 9, 2017
Futures Game, Miami

July 12, 2017
Eastern League All-Star Game, Manchester, New Hampshire
Triple-A All-Star Game, Tacoma, Washington

July 15, 2017
Deadline for signing 2017 draftees

Aug. 1, 2017
Northwest/Pioneer League All-Star Game, Hillsboro, Oregon

Aug. 15, 2017
New York-Penn League All-Star Game, Troy, New York

Sept. 19, 2017
Triple-A National Championship Game, Moosic, Pennsylvania

Sept. 26-28, 2017
Minor League Baseball Promotional Seminar, Greenville, South Carolina