The Pirates just released a statement from team President Frank Coonelly on the status of Jung Ho Kang, who won't be able to report to Spring Training by the end of this week, due to a trial in Korea. Here is the statement:
"We have been staying in close contact with Jung Ho, his representatives and his counsel throughout the process. All have been extremely forthcoming and diligent in their efforts to resolve matters in Korea so that Jung Ho can return in time to participate in the Club's preparation for the 2017 season.
"Based on our current information, Jung Ho will not be in a position to report to camp by the 17th. According to our communications with his representatives, it is probable that he will have a trial in Korea on the DUI-related charges on February 22. It is not known...
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