PITTSBURGH - Jung Ho Kang has already arrived in the Dominican Republic, set to play winter ball during the offseason. Neal Huntington confirmed on Sunday to reporters, including Alan Saunders, that Kang will be playing in the Dominican for 90 days, and will be ready to play once he gets game-conditioned. He will play third base mostly, but might also get some time at shortstop.

“Our goal is to just get him in the batter’s box, get him on the bases, get him there defensively," Huntington said. "As we go, we’ll see how he feels and how things are going. We could bounce him around a little bit.”

Huntington said that the Pirates got an exemption from MLB to not have to reinstate Kang from the restricted list while he is playing. This means they won't have to go the entire offseason with...

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