First MLB The Show 21 Affinity players announced by Sony San Diego

Yes, it’s getting closer.

Baseball season is here, and in less than two weeks, MLB The Show 21 will become available to those who purchased the Jackie Robinson Collector’s Edition. In anticipation of MLB The Show 21’s launch, Sony San Diego announced the first players that will be Affinity players.

On April 5, the first three players of The 42 Series for MLB The Show 21 Team Affinity Season 1 were announced. Team Affinity reward players can be obtained by completing programs, and can then be used in MLB The Show’s signature CCG mode, Diamond Dynasty.

The first player to be unveiled was Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward. Heyward helped the Cubs win the 2016 World Series, and is slated to be the Cubs’ reward for their Team Affinity program.

Orioles outfielder Anthony Santander will be the O’s team reward, while infielder/outfielder Ketel Marte will be the same for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

As of now, Sony San Diego has not stated what specifically will need to be done to acquire Team Affinity rewards. The team did state that “team-specific missions” will need to be completed to obtain these special cards.

MLB The Show 21 will go live on April 16 for those who purchase Collector’s Edition. MLB The Show 21 is set for a worldwide release on April 20.