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Embattled Infielder Kang Jung-ho Granted U.S. Visa, Set to Rejoin Pirates

Embattled Infielder Kang Jung-ho Granted U.S. Visa, Set to Rejoin Pirates

SEOUL, Apr. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — His major league career once in limbo over a drunk driving conviction, embattled South Korean infielder Kang Jung-ho is finally set to rejoin the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates announced Thursday (local time) that Kang has been granted a U.S. work visa and has re-entered the country. After missing the [...]

S. Korean’s Contract with Atlanta Braves Voided Due to Signing Violations

S. Korean’s Contract with Atlanta Braves Voided Due to Signing Violations

SEOUL, Nov. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean prospect Bae Ji-hwan’s contract with the Atlanta Braves has been voided by Major League Baseball (MLB), as part of the league’s sanctions on the club for its signing violations. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred issued a statement on Wednesday, detailing the Braves’ infractions. Manfred said the Braves offered [...]

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Third Baseman Kang Jung Ho to Play for Dominican Republic Club

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Third Baseman Kang Jung Ho to Play for Dominican Republic Club

SEOUL, Aug. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Pittsburgh Pirates’ third baseman Kang Jung-ho, his big league career in limbo following a drunk driving conviction, has signed with a Dominican Republic club. Aguilas Cibaenas, which competes in the Dominican Winter League, announced their signing of Kang on their Twitter page on Wednesday. The winter league season usually [...]