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Important Dates





February 17, 2016
Pitchers and catchers begin reporting to Spring Training

March 1, 2016
Grapefruit and Cactus League play begins

March 22, 2016
Parent club exhibition game
Los Angeles Angels at Salt Lake Bees

March 30, 2016
Parent club exhibition game
San Francisco Giants at Sacramento River Cats

March 31, 2016
Parent club exhibition game
San Diego Padres at El Paso Chihuahuas

April 1, 2016
Mexican League season begins

April 2, 2016
Parent club exhibition game
Milwaukee Brewers at Biloxi Shuckers

April 7, 2016
Minor League Baseball Opening Day for full-season leagues

April 15, 2016
Jackie Robinson Celebration Game
Brevard County Manatees vs. St. Lucie Mets at Vero Beach, Florida

June 1, 2016
21st Annual Rickwood Classic, Birmingham, Alabama

June 9-11, 2016
First-Year Player Draft

June 17, 2016
New York-Penn League season begins
Northwest League season begins
Pioneer League season begins

June 18, 2016
Florida State League All-Star Game, Fort Myers, Florida

June 20, 2016
Arizona Rookie League season begins

June 21, 2016
California/Carolina All-Star Game, Lake Elsinore, California
Midwest League All-Star Game, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
South Atlantic League All-Star Game, Lexington, Kentucky
Southern League All-Star Game, Pearl, Mississippi

June 23, 2016
Appalachian League season begins

June 24, 2016
Gulf Coast League season begins

June 28, 2016
Texas League All-Star Game, Springfield, Missouri

July 2, 2016
International free agent signing period begins

July 10, 2016
Futures Game, San Diego

July 13, 2016
Eastern League All-Star Game, Akron, Ohio
Triple-A All-Star Game, Charlotte, North Carolina

July 15, 2016
Deadline for signing 2016 draftees

Aug. 2, 2016
Northwest/Pioneer League All-Star Game, Ogden, Utah

Aug. 16, 2016
New York-Penn League All-Star Game, Fishkill, New York

Sept. 20, 2016
Triple-A National Championship Game, Memphis, Tennessee

Sept. 27-29, 2016
Minor League Baseball Promotional Seminar, Birmingham, Alabama

Dec. 4-7, 2016
PBEO Job Fair, National Harbor, Maryland

Dec. 5-8, 2016
Baseball Winter Meetings, National Harbor, Maryland

Dec. 5-7, 2016
Baseball Trade Show, National Harbor, Maryland

Dec. 8, 2016
Rule 5 Draft, National Harbor, Maryland