With the World Series coming to an end tonight, the 2011/2012 off-season officially begins tomorrow. You can check out all of the important off-season dates on the Off-Season Calendar. Here is a quick primer of all of the off-season topics:
Teams must reinstate players from the 60-day disabled list no later than five days after the end of the World Series, getting their rosters down to 40-men. The deadline this year is on Wednesday. The Pittsburgh Pirates currently have five players on the 60-day disabled list: Paul Maholm, Chris Snyder, Kevin Correia, Steve Pearce, and Kevin Hart. They will need to clear roster spots for any of those players they wish to retain.
Teams must also make decisions on option years no later than 11:59 PM EST on Monday night. The Pir...
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