In case anyone doubted whether Manny Machado would attend FanFest later this month, his name is included on the list of players released tonight by the Orioles. Trade rumors won’t keep him away. Put away the speculation and focus on getting your autograph vouchers, which go on sale Wednesday at 10 a.m.
The annual event will be held on Jan. 27 at the Baltimore Convention Center and run from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., with early entry for Orioles season plan members beginning at 10 a.m. as part of the Orange Carpet Program.
Machado will sign at station 3 at 11:20 a.m. and station 4 at 3:20 p.m.
Closer Zach Britton and first baseman Chris Davis are the notable exclusions. Britton is recovering from Achilles surgery. Davis is awaiting the birth of twin daughters in Texas, but he could be added later depending on the timing.
Here’s the schedule, which is subject to change:
Autograph station No. 1, 11:20 a.m. - Alec Asher, Richard Bleier, Mark Trumbo
Autograph station No. 2, 11:20 a.m. - Mike Bordick, Dylan Bundy, Caleb Joseph
Autograph station No. 3, 11:20 a.m. - Brad Brach, Hunter Harvey, Manny Machado
Autograph station No. 4, 11:20 a.m. - Austin Hays, Darren O’Day, Joe Orsulak
Autograph station No. 1, 12:40 p.m. - Mychal Givens, Adam Jones, John Russell
Autograph station No. 2, 12:40 p.m. - Wayne Kirby, Trey Mancini, Chance Sisco
Autograph station No. 3, 12:40 p.m. - Tim Beckham, Anthony Santander, Buck Showalter
Autograph station No. 4, 12:40 p.m. - Miguel Castro, Roger McDowell, Jonathan Schoop
Autograph station No. 1, 2 p.m. - Brad Brach, Austin Hays, Joey Rickard
Autograph station No. 2, 2 p.m. - Richard Bleier, Darren O’Day, Jim Palmer
Autograph station No. 3, 2 p.m. - Dylan Bundy, Mike Wright, Jimmy Yacabonis
Autograph station No. 4, 2 p.m. - Kevin Gausman, Donnie Hart, Hunter Harvey
Autograph station No. 1, 3:20 p.m. - Larry Sheets, Chance Sisco, Mark Trumbo
Autograph station No. 2, 3:20 p.m. - Tim Beckham, Stefan Crichton, Bobby Dickerson
Autograph station No. 3, 3:20 p.m. - Larry Bigbie, Trey Mancini, Anthony Santander
Autograph station No. 4, 3:20 p.m. - Mike Bordick, Manny Machado, Tanner Scott
Autograph station No. 1, 4:40 p.m. - Mychal Givens, Jim Palmer, Gabriel Ynoa
Autograph station No. 2, 4:40 p.m. - Donnie Hart, Alan Mills, Jonathan Schoop
Autograph station No. 3, 4:40 p.m. - Nestor Cortes Jr., Kevin Gausman, Joey Rickard
Autograph station No. 4, 4:40 p.m. - Adam Jones, Chris Lee, Mike Wright
Vouchers can be obtained by clicking here.
There will be 250 vouchers available for each autograph session. Fans may use only one voucher per person per autograph station. Each person in line must have his or her own voucher.
Fans will be able to print their vouchers at home and must present them to the attendant at the appropriate autograph session, shortening the amount of wait time in autograph lines. Fans must be in line for their autograph session no later than 30 minutes after it begins. Vouchers aren’t eligible for refunds or exchanges.
If vouchers are still available on Jan. 27, they can be purchased at the ticket sales location at FanFest. Fans are encouraged to purchase vouchers in advance. There’s a purchase limit of two autograph vouchers per person per session time.
FanFest tickets online at www.orioles.com/fanfest, by calling 1-888-848-BIRD or by visiting the Camden Yards box office lobby or the official team store at the York Galleria in York, Pa. The cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children 14 and under and seniors 60 and over.
Tickets also will be sold at the Convention Center and Camden Yards box office on the day of the event depending on availability.
The policy is the same one that’s been implemented for the last several years, which is designed to support youth charitable endeavors through OriolesREACH and also shorten wait times.
A “Kids Only” player autograph station, free of charge, is provided for children 4-14 and operates throughout the day.
Since instituting the autograph policy in 2011, FanFest has raised more than $835,000 for the Orioles Charitable Foundation.
Complimentary parking will be available again in Lots B and C.