PITTSBURGH - At this point in the season, there is zero chance that Jung Ho Kang can return to the Pirates in 2017. Even if he somehow was able to get a work visa, he has missed so much time that he would need too much time to get here and get ready for MLB play. And that's if he could get a work visa, which he can't at the moment.
With 2017 out of the question, the focus turns to 2018 and whether the Pirates can get the third baseman back for the final two years of his contract. Neal Huntington didn't have any answers when asked about that topic by the media this afternoon, including our Alan Saunders.
"I wish I had a good answer for you," Huntington said. "More of the same. We’re going to continue to work the process with the union and with Major League Baseball. Just to clarify, t...
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