Pirates Designate Jake Elmore For Assignment, Add Jung Ho Kang to 40-Man Roster

The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated infielder Jake Elmore for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for infielder Jung Ho Kang.

The Pirates claimed Elmore back on November 7th after the Cincinnati Reds put him on waivers. He has played briefly in the Majors each of the last three seasons with three different teams. Elmore was 2-for-11 in five games for the Reds last year.

The Pirates made the Jung Ho Kang signing official on Friday, agreeing to a four-year deal. Due to the timing of the signing, the Pirates didn’t have to add him to the 40-man roster until today.

The Pirates now have ten days to either trade Elmore, or if he clears waivers, they can send him outright to the minors, or release him.

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Mick Kraut

Being the 41st guy on the roster is a tough life to live…a month before spring training opens and no idea where you are going can’t be a good feeling…


I fear that we fans don’t think about the human side of the game and its players often enough. These are living, breathing kids and men we casually dismiss as worthless when they make a mistake.

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