All posts tagged "pirates"

  • Pittsburgh Pirates' Kang Jung-ho of South Korea hits a double during a spring training exhibition baseball game against the New York Yankees in Bradenton, Fla., Thursday, March 5, 2015.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
    Kang wrapping up preseason on a high note 3-game hit streak

    By Brian Han Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Kang Jung-ho seemed a little bit lost during most of spring training, but it looks like he’s finally moving in the right direction. He managed to get out of his slump...

    • Posted April 2, 2015
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  • Pittsburgh Pirates' Jung Ho Kang, of South Korea, arrives for an informal spring training baseball workout in Bradenton, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. Pirates pitchers and catcher get underway with the first official workout of the spring this afternoon. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
    Kang Jung-ho walks and scores, but another hitless outing lowers his BA to .130

    By Brian Han Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Kang Jung-ho continued his hitting drought Friday as he went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts in a 4-2 win against the Minnesota Twins. With opening day less than three...

    • Posted March 20, 2015
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  • Kang Jung-ho served notice right away by hitting a home run in his first Major League preseason game. (AP)
    Kang Jung-ho’s BA dips to .150

    Pittsburgh Pirates’ $11 million Korean import Kang Jung-ho failed to get a hit in three at-bats against the Detroit Tigers Wednesday. By striking out swinging twice and grounding out to shortstop, his batting average has dropped all the way...

    • Posted March 18, 2015
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    Kang Jung-ho confident he can win starting job with Pirates

    INCHEON (Yonhap) — On the verge of joining the Pittsburgh Pirates with his first Major League Baseball (MLB) contract, South Korean shortstop Kang Jung-ho said Wednesday he is confident he can outplay the Bucs’ incumbent shortstop if...

    • Posted January 14, 2015
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    Kang Jung-ho, Pirates agree on four-year deal worth $16 million

    South Korean shortstop Kang Jung-ho, 27, has reached an agreement with the Pittsburgh Pirates Monday. The deal is reportedly worth about$16 million over four years, according to ESPN.  The Pirates won the silent auction with a bid of...

    • Posted January 12, 2015
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  • Kang Jung-ho (NEWSis)
    Surprise! Kang Jung-ho to negotiate with Pirates

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have won the rights to negotiate with South Korean shortstop Kang Jung-ho. The Pirates announced the news on their website on Monday, shortly after Jon Heyman of tweeted that the Pirates had put in the...

    • Posted December 22, 2014
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  • Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Ryu Hyun-Jin (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
    Ryu becomes Dodgers’ third 11-game winner

    Snaps Pirates’ six-game winning streak with newly developed cut fastball By Lee Kyutae Ryu Hyun-Jin pitched seven strong innings to win his 11th game of the season on Monday night. Ryu (11-5) joined Zack Greinke (11-6) and...

    • Posted July 21, 2014
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