Winter Leagues

Winter League Notes: Jung Ho Kang Reports to the Dominican

Jung Ho Kang arrived in the Dominican today. Photo Credit: Tim Williams
Winter League Notes: Jung Ho Kang Reports to the Dominican
John Dreker

Jung Ho Kang reported to his winter ball team in the Dominican today. The timing of his arrival was planned for a reason. Today is the earliest he could report to the team (Aguilas Cibaenas) and play the entire regular season. Players from South Korea can spend 90 days in the Dominican Republic without a visa and the regular season for the Dominican winter league ends in 90 days. The season begins on October 13th and they play 50 games, so for the next three weeks Kang will be getting ready in the league's version of Spring Training.

It appears that he won't participate in the playoffs or Caribbean World Series, which would take him into the first week of February. It would require him to have a visa, which he does not have at this moment. Many players from the U.S. who participate in w...

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Winter Leagues
John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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