Kang (suspension), who hasn't played in organized baseball since October of 2016, is looking forward to playing in the upcoming Dominican Winter League, the team's official website reports.
The 30-year-old has continued to work out in South Korea while holding baseball clinics for young kids. "Just the fact that I'll be playing actual games will be significant in and of itself," Kang said. "The most important thing is to make adjustments as quickly as I can, and just get back my feel for the game. I've been away for too long." The infielder is still without a visa and could face additional suspensions from the Pirates and/or Major League Baseball when and if he does receive his work permit. Kang remains under contract with Pittsburgh for 2018 with an option for 2019. His pathway back to the major leagues is cloudy, but there's still a chance he could contribute next year. Sep 20 1:55 pm (EST)
- Kang (suspension) is listed as a roster member of the Aguilas Cibaenas squad for the Dominican Professional Baseball League this winter, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
- General manager Neal Huntington said the club is working on getting Kang (suspension) to travel to the Dominican Republic for winter ball following the 2017 season, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
- General manager Neal Huntington said the Pirates can "pretty much eliminate the thought" that Kang will play in the major leagues in 2017, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. All Jung-Ho Kang (R) News
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|Oct 01||L 4 - 3||@ STL||4||1||0||0||1||1||3||2||1|
|Sep 30||L||@ STL||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|Sep 29||T 1 - 1||CHI||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sep 27||L 6 - 4||CHI||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||0|
|Sep 26||L 12 - 2||CHI||3||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sep 25||L 10 - 7||WSH||4||2||0||0||1||1||3||1||1|
|Sep 24||IP 1 - 0||WSH||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sep 23||W 6 - 5||WSH||3||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||0|
|Sep 22||L 3 - 1||@ MIL||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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