This from the AP:
Spring training is expanding by nearly a week next year because of the World Baseball Classic.
Players will start reporting to training camps on Feb. 14, under an agreement between the playersâ€™ association and the commissionerâ€™s office. Exhibition games will start about Feb. 25.
Under the new schedule, all players on WBC rosters of China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan and pitchers and catchers from other WBC teams must report to their major league clubs on Feb. 14, which will be the voluntary report date for all other pitchers, catchers and injured players.
Remaining WBC position players must report by Feb. 17, which will be the voluntary report date for all other major league position players.
The mandatory reporting date for non-WBC players was moved up to Feb. 22 from March 5.