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Jung Ho Kang
AVG HR RBI
.255 21 62
Team: PittsburghHt / Wt: 6-0 / 220 NFBC ADP: 273.61
Position: 3BBorn: 4/5/1987 Birthplace: Gwangju, South Korea
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: Undrafted by Pirates (2015)


Latest News
Mar. 11 9:49 AM PT10:49 AM MT11:49 AM CT12:49 PM ET12:49 ET17:49 GMT1:49 10:49 AM MST12:49 PM EST1:19 PM VEN21:49 UAE11:49 AM CT-Kang was placed on the restricted list by the Pirates while he's delayed in South Korea by visa issues related to a recent DUI arrest.
Analysis: Kang received an eight-month suspended prison sentence last week after a DUI arrest in December, his third such arrest in South Korea. The sentence was suspended for two years. Players on the restricted list don't count on either the 25- or 40-man rosters, and they're eligible to be paid. Kang, who turns 30 three days after opening day on April 6, hit 36 home runs in 229 games over his first two major league seasons.
Mar. 2 7:31 PM PT8:31 PM MT9:31 PM CT10:31 PM ET22:31 ET3:31 GMT11:31 8:31 PM MST10:31 PM EST11:01 PM VEN7:31 UAE (+1)9:31 PM CT-Kang will be able to rejoin the Pirates after having a two-year prison sentence suspended in his native Korea.
Analysis: Kang was on trial for leaving the scene of an accident he caused while under the influence of alcohol - his third DUI charge - in December. The 29-year-old, who hit 21 homers in 103 games in his second major league season in 2016, now heads to spring training to attempt to secure an everyday role at third base.
Feb. 14 8:23 AM PT9:23 AM MT10:23 AM CT11:23 AM ET11:23 ET16:23 GMT0:23 9:23 AM MST11:23 AM EST11:53 AM VEN20:23 UAE10:23 AM CT-Kang will not be able to report to Pirates' spring training on time because of an ongoing legal situation in his native South Korea, the team announced Tuesday.
Analysis: Kang, 29, is expected to go on trial for DUI-related charges on Feb. 22. Pittsburgh holds its first full-squad workouts on Friday. Kang was arrested in December and charged with leaving the scene of a DUI accident near a Seoul subway station with a blood alcohol level 0.084 (the legal limit in South Korea is 0.05).

Regular Season

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2015 Pit 126 421 60 121 24 2 15 58 28 99 5 4 .287 .355 .461
2016 Pit 103 318 45 81 19 0 21 62 36 79 3 1 .255 .354 .513
Career 229 739 105 202 43 2 36 120 64 178 8 5 .273 .355 .483


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