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Jung-Ho Kang Gets Released by His Dominican League Team

Jung-Ho Kang has seen his winter season end. Photo Credit: David Hague
Jung-Ho Kang Gets Released by His Dominican League Team
John Dreker

If you have been reading our winter league coverage, this comes as no shock. Aguilas Cibaenas have released third baseman Jung-Ho Kang according to Jeeho Yoo from Yonhap News.

I mentioned this week and again this morning that Kang hasn't been on the daily roster this weekend. In the Dominican, teams submit 28-man rosters each day. Kang was replaced in the starting spot early last week by Johan Camargo, who made his big league debut with the Atlanta Braves this year. When Camargo needed to go home to Panama this weekend, not only was Kang not back in his starting spot, but he wasn't on the bench, which obviously wasn't a good sign.

Kang struggled from the beginning in the Dominican, never getting on track as a hitter. He had three weeks of preseason work there, as well as some exhibit...

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