What You Need to Know About 2023 Guards Fest

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Cleveland, OH – The Cleveland Guardians are excited to announce the full roster confirmed for the 2023 Guards Fest at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland on Saturday, January 21.

Cleveland’s annual baseball festival will feature 28 current players on the Guardians 40-man roster, four alums, and three members of the coaching staff.

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2023 Guards Fest Roster

  1. Gabriel Arias
  2. Josh Bell (Morning Session Only)
  3. Will Benson
  4. Will Brennan
  5. Emmanuel Clase
  6. Xzavion Curry
  7. Enyel De Los Santos
  8. Tyler Freeman
  9. Andrés Giménez
  10. Oscar Gonzalez
  11. Sam Hentges
  12. James Karinchak
  13. Steven Kwan
  14. Bryan Lavastida
  15. Angel Martinez
  16. Triston McKenzie
  17. Eli Morgan
  18. Cody Morris
  19. Bo Naylor
  20. Josh Naylor
  21. Jhonkensy Noel
  22. Richie Palacios
  23. Brayan Rocchio
  24. Amed Rosario
  25. Nick Sandlin
  26. Myles Straw
  27. Trevor Stephan
  28. George Valera


  1. Brian Anderson
  2. Paul Assenmacher
  3. Sam McDowell
  4. Charlie Nagy


  1. Terry Francona
  2. Chris Valaika
  3. Carl Willis

2023 Guards Fest Includes

  • 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Season Ticket Member exclusive session
    • Mobile-only tickets on sale: Wednesday, November 30
    • $5 general admission ticket (benefits Cleveland Guardians Charities)
    • Fans can guarantee player and/or alums autographs by bundling autograph session tickets with a public admission purchase (limit 4 per session)
  • 1:30 PM – 6:30 PM: General public event
    • Mobile-only tickets on sale: Friday, December 2
    • $15 general admission ticket
    • Fans can guarantee player and/or alums autographs by bundling autograph session tickets with a general admission purchase (limit 4 per session)
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New to Guards Fest This Year

Andrés Giménez, who likes to dabble in art in his free time, will join Jonathan Hrusovsky and Hrusovsky Custom Kicks to hold a cleat design competition. Fans will be able to submit a custom cleat design for Giménez during Guards Fest, and the winner will have the design replicated by Hrusovsky Custom Kicks for Giménez to wear during the 2023 Spring Training. The winning designer will also get their very own pair of custom cleats with their winning design.

Guards Fest will also include many of the activities fans have come to love at past Fan Fest events, including:

  • Current Guardians and alums autograph sessions (additional tickets required)
  • Gold Glove photo opportunity (additional tickets required)
  • Player appearances and more on the Main Stage
  • Player photo opportunities (additional tickets required)
  • Field of Dreams baseball diamond, batting cages, speed pitch, and more
  • Honorary contracts from Guardians executives
  • Appearances from Slider & The Dogs (photo opportunities w/ additional ticket and band performances)

More details can be found at CLEGuardians.com/GuardsFest. Player appearances are subject to change.

Guardians fans can receive priority access to Guards Fest, Opening Day, and more when they become a Season Ticket Member. Learn more about Cleveland Guardians Season Ticket plans at CLEGuardians.com/SeasonTickets.

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