As long as the player never takes the field then it doesn't count as a game played. 1 at bat or even a defensive replacement though, and it counts against you.
Yes doctor, I am sick.
Sick of those who are spineless.
Sick of those who feel self-entitled.
Sick of those who are hypocrites.
Yes doctor, an army is forming.
Yes doctor, there will be a war.
Yes doctor, there will be blood.....