Jung Ho Kang Placed On Restricted List Due To Visa Situation

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang has been placed on the restricted list due to his visa situation.

The Pirates announced the placement on Saturday.

“This move is neither a statement of pessimism or optimism that Jung Ho will be back with the team soon,” Pirates president Frank Coonelly said. “This is just a reflection of the reality of the situation. The move that was made today to put Jung Ho on the restricted list is simply procedural.”

Kang has not yet obtained a U.S. work visa after he returned to South Korea for sentencing in a DUI case, and it’s unclear when Kang will be able to return to the United States.

Join The Conversation On The KDKA Facebook Page
Stay Up To Date, Follow KDKA On Twitter


Comments are closed.

More From CBS Pittsburgh

Play It
Get The All New CBS Local App

Listen Live