Orioles manager Buck Showalter confirmed today that third baseman Manny Machado's hearing on his appeal of a five-game suspension will take place Wednesday in Baltimore.

Executive vice president Dan Duquette will attend the hearing with Machado.

A verdict may not be handed down until this weekend, which suits the Orioles, who would prefer to have Machado available for Friday night's doubleheader against the Rays.

The Orioles will add Kevin Gausman as a 26th player and he's scheduled to start Game 1. They would need to make an additional roster move if Machado begins serving his suspension, calling up an infielder and sending down a reliever.