This may be a dumb question but since he announced his retirement and is no longer on the roster/ will be released from the Seattle Mariners and this is prior to the launch of the game. Does MLB The Show still have rights to him to put him in 19? Don't remember another player in this situation and whether they were able to put him in the game or not.
If a Dev could answer that would be great if not hopefully the community can talk this one out.
That is what I am thinking but possibly because he played two official games they still may have his rights for 19. IDK i know there is other threads to this but figured I would start my own.