Friday night marked the winter debut of Jung-Ho Kang, who is playing for Aguilas Cibaenas in the Dominican winter league. Kang batted fourth in the lineup and played third base.
In his first three plate appearances, Kang was facing Esmil Rogers, a 32-year-old right-hander, who has seen Major League action over the course of seven seasons. It was a fairly strong test for his first game in over a year, although they have been playing exhibition games leading up to the season opener.
Kang struck out in his first at-bat. He reached on an error his next time up, grounding to third base. Kang gave his team a 3-2 lead in the fifth inning with a sacrifice fly. He popped out to first base in the seventh inning against Jonathan Aro, who has had two brief appearances in the majors with the Red ...
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