Tag: Jung-Ho Kang

Breaking Down the Pirates’ 2019 Year-End Payroll

With the season behind us, it’s finally time to look at where the payroll ended up for 2019. I’ve been tracking it since Day 1 of the season, and it’s always fun to analyze changes throughout the year. My favorite part of tracking payroll is to compare the official Competitive Balance Tax numbers released after […]
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Pirates Designate Jung-Ho Kang for Assignment

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that 32-year-old third baseman Jung-Ho Kang has been designated for assignment. This move was expected after the Pirates couldn’t move Kang at the trade deadline, which wasn’t a surprise either. He is hitting .169/.222/.395 in 185 plate appearances this season, with ten homers and 60 strikeouts. He has also ranked below […]
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Examining Optional Assignments and the Pirates

There are plenty of roster intricacies in the Major League Baseball Rulebook that can be difficult to understand in theory and application: Designated for Assignment, waivers, outright assignment, 25-man roster versus 40-man roster, and service time, just to name a few. These intricacies have consistently interested me, and I always had to rely on sites […]
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How Much Payroll Can the Pirates Trade Away?

Well, as Ron Burgundy might say, “That escalated quickly.” This wasn’t a topic I anticipated visiting quite this early, but after the entire pitching staff’s performance has seemingly fallen off a cliff, and twenty losses in their last twenty-nine games (as of June 20th) have the team hovering around last place in the division, it […]
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Corey Dickerson and Jung Ho Kang Return; Tucker Optioned to Indianapolis...

The Pittsburgh Pirates made some changes prior to Saturday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers, including the returns of left fielder Corey Dickerson and third baseman Jung Ho Kang. Nick Kingham has been designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for Dickerson. The Pirates also brought back right-handed reliever Michael Feliz. Cole Tucker […]
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Corey Dickerson and Jung Ho Kang are Due Back Tomorrow

Clint Hurdle told the local media before Friday night’s game in Milwaukee that both left fielder Corey Dickerson and third baseman Jung Ho Kang are expected to be activated for tomorrow’s game. The Pirates are planning to activate Corey Dickerson and Jung Ho Kang tomorrow, Clint Hurdle said. — Adam Berry (@adamdberry) June 7, 2019 […]
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Injury Impact to the Pirates’ Payroll

It’s no secret—injuries have significantly derailed the Pirates’ season. Many weren’t overly hopeful about the team’s chances this year, but many predicted at least a strong chance to finish above .500, as the team was largely the same as last season and it’s a feat they achieved then. While the club knew about and could […]
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Jung Ho Kang Placed on Injured List: Jake Elmore Added to...

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed third baseman Jung Ho Kang on the 10-day injured list with a left side strain. To take his place on the 25-man roster, the Pirates have purchased the contract of IF/OF Jake Elmore from Indianapolis. To make room on the 40-man roster, Jameson Taillon has been transferred from the 10-day […]
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Jung Ho Kang and Erik Gonzalez Win Starting Jobs

Pittsburgh Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington told the media on Monday morning that the starting spots at third base and shortstop have been decided. Jung Ho Kang will be the starter at third base over Colin Moran, while Erik Gonzalez has beat out Kevin Newman for the starting shortstop spot. The interesting decision now will […]
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Pirates Notes: Hayes and Kang Show Off Big Power in Walk-Off...

The Pittsburgh Pirates played their Spring Training home opener on Sunday and they got a huge day from their two third basemen in the 10-6 win over the Miami Marlins. Jung Ho Kang started the game at third base and hit two solo homers in his only two plate appearances. Ke’Bryan Hayes replaced him in […]
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