All posts tagged "pittsburgh pirates"

  • Kang Jung-ho served notice right away by hitting a home run in his first Major League preseason game. (AP)
    Pittsburgh’s Kang Jung-ho hits home run in first preseason game

    By Brian Han (UPDATED) — The Pittsburgh Pirates’ decision to sign Kang Jung-ho is already paying off in the teams’ first preseason game. The 27-year-old shortstop from South Korea hit a solo homer in the third inning against...

    • Posted March 3, 2015
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    New Pirate Kang Jung-ho feeling responsibility as trailblazer for S. Korean baseball

    SURPRISE, Arizona (Yonhap) — Having recently reached a history-making agreement with the Pittsburgh Pirates, South Korean shortstop Kang Jung-ho said Saturday he feels added responsibility as a trailblazer for baseball in his native country. Kang’s four-year deal...

    • Posted January 21, 2015
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  • Shortstop Kang Jung-ho joins his former KBO team, the Nexen Heroes, for their spring training in Surprise, Arizona, on Jan. 19, 2015. The Pittsburgh Pirates and Kang have agreed to a four-year deal worth about US$16 million with an option for a fifth season. Kang will join the Pirates spring camp on Feb. 10. (Yonhap)
    New Pirate Kang Jung-ho to adapt to second base

    (Yonhap) — South Korean baseball player Kang Jung-ho, who recently signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates, has mostly played shortstop in his pro career. With the Pirates’ infield filled with established big leaguers, Kang may be asked to...

    • Posted January 20, 2015
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    It’s official: Kang Jung-ho is a Pirate!

    The contract includes a $5.5 million club option for 2019 with a $1 million buyout, meaning it could turn out to be a $12 million over four years or $16.5 million over five years deal.  PITTSBURGH (AP)...

    • Posted January 16, 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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    With deal in sight, shortstop Kang Jung-ho set to visit Pittsburgh

    SEOUL, Jan. 12 (Yonhap) – Reportedly close to getting a deal done with the Pittsburgh Pirates, South Korean shortstop Kang Jung-ho will depart for Pittsburgh this week, his current South Korean club announced Monday. The Nexen Heroes of...

    • Posted January 12, 2015
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    Little room on Pirates’ roster for shortstop Kang Jung-ho without trades

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — Of the 30 Major League Baseball (MLB) clubs, the Pittsburgh Pirates seemed one of the least likely teams to put in a bid when the South Korean shortstop Kang Jung-ho was posted earlier this...

    • Posted December 24, 2014
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