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More on Manny Machado's availability for Orioles FanFest

More on Manny Machado's availability for Orioles FanFest

Orioles third baseman Manny Machado could miss Saturday’s annual FanFest because he’s committed to be with his best friend for the birth of his first child.

Machado and Oakland Athletics first baseman Yonder Alonso became fast friends since meeting in 2009. Alonso’s fiancé, Amber Harmon, is due to deliver the couple’s first child, a baby boy, later this week, according to a source.

There is still hope that Machado could attend FanFest, and the Orioles remain committed to working to help him attend, even if it’s just for a few hours.

For Machado -- who was raised by his mother in a single-parent home in Miami -- Alonso and his family...

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