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Report: Jung Ho Kang Denied Work Visa to Enter United States

Jung Ho Kang was denied a visa today to enter the United States. Photo Credit: David Hague
Report: Jung Ho Kang Denied Work Visa to Enter United States
John Dreker

According to reports out of Korea (link is in Korean), Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang has been denied his work visa today to enter the United States and it is unknown when he could eventually receive his visa. Kang received a suspended sentence in his DUI case in Seoul on March 2nd and has been waiting on his visa since then. The Pirates recently placed him on the restricted list due to the length of the process. That opened up a 40-man roster spot, which can be filled at any time, while Kang still remains property of the Pirates.

Our own Alan Saunders is at LECOM today waiting on a statement from the Pirates. We will post an update here with any additional information.

UPDATE 12:28 PM: The Pirates haven't issued a statement yet regarding today's news, but Alan Saunder...

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