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Pirates Issue a Statement on Jung Ho Kang

The Pirates will decide if Kang will face any team discipline after they talk to him. Photo Credit: David Hague
Pirates Issue a Statement on Jung Ho Kang

BRADENTON, Fla. - The Pittsburgh Pirates have released a statement about Jung Ho Kang, via president Frank Coonelly. Kang was sentenced yesterday in Korea to eight months on a two-year suspension, meaning that if he has no incidents in the next two years, he won't serve the sentence. Here are Coonelly's comments:

“Now that Jung Ho’s legal case in Korea has concluded, we will continue to work with him and his representatives in an effort to secure his work visa so that he may resume his career as a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates. We look forward to meeting with Jung Ho as soon as he is able to travel to the United States and having a serious discussion with him on this issue and how he has and will change those behaviors that led to the very serious punishment that has been levied agai...

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