This past offseason, the New York Mets added hard-throwing right-hander Kodai Senga to a rotation that is also set to include Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander. However, MLB The Show 23 players that were hoping to see the “ghost fork” in the game won’t be able to right off the bat. Here’s why Senga has been omitted from MLB The Show — at least temporarily.
Senga in MLB The Show 23
Much like with fellow Japanese import Masataka Yoshida, Kodai Senga’s situation is a bit complex. Since Senga has never pitched an official game in the Majors — or in North America — as a member of a MLB organization, the right-hander is not in MLB The Show 23’s Diamond Dynasty, or single-player modes like Franchise and March to October to start the year.
Thanks to roster updates, the man with the “ghost” splitter will be added into MLB The Show 23 once he pitches a game for the New York Mets. Then, San Diego Studios will be eligible to add him into the game as early as the first roster update.
However, we don’t know when exactly Senga will be added into The Show. All we know at this time is why Senga isn’t in the game, and when he is eligible to be inserted into the title.
UPDATE (4/7): Senga is now playable in MLB The Show. The 30-year-old was added into the game’s roster as part of a post-launch roster update.