FanFest autograph schedule
The Rays just released the autograph schedule for Saturday's FanFest at Tropicana Field (though subject to change). Autographs are free for season-ticket holders and kids 14 and under; for others a $20 donation, benefitting Haitian relief funds, is required. While most of the players and the full staff will attend, a couple of big names are missing - Carl Crawford, Ben Zobrist and Pat Burrell. Also not coming are Sean Rodriguez, Willy Aybar and Fernando Perez.
Here is the autograph schedule as of now:
Noon – 1 p.m.: Tim Beckham, Desmond Jennings, Dan Johnson, Matt Joyce, Evan Longoria, Ryan Shealy, B.J. Upton.
1-2: Winston Abreu, Reid Brignac, Wade Davis, Joe Dillon, Gabe Kapler, Jake McGee, Carlos Peña, Chris Richard, Andy Sonnanstine, Dale Thayer.
2-3: Jason Bartlett, Alvin Colina, Mike Ekstrom, Jose Lobaton, Dioner Navarro, David Price, James Shields, R.J. Swindle, Alexander Torres.
3-4: Craig Albernaz, Nevin Ashley, Grant Balfour, Jeff Bennett, Randy Choate, Jeremy Hellickson, John Jaso, Heath Phillips, Heath Rollins, Kelly Shoppach, Rafael Soriano.
4-5: Joe Bateman, Joaquin Benoit, Jason Cromer, Richard De Los Santos, Joe Maddon, Stan Boroski, Tom Foley, George Hendrick, Jim Hickey, Dave Martinez, Bobby Ramos, Derek Shelton, Don Zimmer.
A few players are doing the photo ops for season ticket holders.
Elliot Johnson, Justin Ruggiano Noon - 1 p.m.
Jeff Niemann, Matt Joyce 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
J.P. Howell, Dan Wheeler 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Lance Cormier, Matt Garza 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Carlos Hernandez, Grant Balfour 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.