Jung Ho Kang stuck in Korea until at least May 25th
According to Jeeho Yoo of South Korea’s Yonhap News, Jung Ho Kang will remain in South Korea for at least another month.
The Pittsburgh Pirate infielder’s appeal with the United States over admittance into the country will take place on May 25th. He originally was blocked from entering the country in March, after missing the start of Spring Training for a court appearance. That hearing dealt with Kang’s third DUI arrest in South Korea, resulting in a eight-month jail sentence, suspended indefinitely pending good behavior for two years.
Yoo also reported that the Pirates sent Kang a pitching machine, and that he has been working out on his own in Korea until he is allowed to board a plane for America.
Appeals hearing set for #Pirates Jung Ho Kang: May 25. Earlier, he got an eight-month term suspended for 2 years for his 3rd DUI arrest.
— Jeeho Yoo (@Jeeho_1) April 18, 2017