PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) – According to Jim Bowden of ESPN, the Pirates and Korean Infielder Jung-ho Kang have agreed to terms.
There have been reports throughout the day, including one from Kang’s team in Korean, that he is coming to Pittsburgh on Wednesday for a physical, which would indicate a deal was likely to happen.READ MORE: City Of Pittsburgh Offices, Facilities Closing Friday In Observance Of Juneteenth
The Pirates’ plans for Kang are not yet known as many baseball experts have assumed it’s unlikely he’ll play shortstop here. There has been some speculation that this could signal the end for either Neil Walker or Pedro Alvarez if the team decides Kang is worthy of being an everyday player.
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