Jung Ho Kang to rejoin Pirates

Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang who has not played in the Majors since the 2016 season, has been granted a work-visa to re-enter the United States.

Kang, 31, will report to Bradenton and remains on the restricted list, per the Pirates.

STATEMENT FROM PIRATES PRESIDENT FRANK COONELLY

“After a lengthy process, we are pleased that Jung Ho has been allowed to re-enter the United States. We are encouraged by the steps that Jung Ho has taken to date and are hopeful that having the game he loves taken away from him for more than a year has driven home the reality that he must make better life decisions as we move forward together. As we have communicated to him throughout the process, we will work to provide Jung Ho with the resources and support necessary for him to meet the high expectations that we have for him as a member of our organization and our community.”

 

Draft Buzz: Baker Mayfield Going No. 1?

While USC’s Sam Darnold has been the consensus No. 1 pick for weeks due to being the safest pick the Cleveland Browns could make, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports on the morning of the draft there is a “mounting belief” around the league from head coaches and general managers that Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield will be the first overall pick.

Mayfield going No. 1 will send ripple effects to the top of the draft.

The Browns have had 28 different starting quarterbacks since 1999. Tyrod Taylor will be No. 29 to open the 2018 season and Mayfield the likely pick will certainly be No. 30 at some point in 18.

 

Round 2: Penguins – Capitals Series Schedule

Round 2 of the NHL Playoffs is Set:

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Boston vs Tampa Bay

Pittsburgh vs Washington


WESTERN CONFERENCE

San Jose vs Vegas

Winnipeg vs Nashville


PENGUINS – CAPITALS ROUND 2 SCHEDULE
Game 1: Thursday April 26th, 7:00 p.m.
Game 2: Sunday April 29th, 3:00 p.m.
Game 3: Tuesday May 1, 7:30 p.m.
Game 4: Thursday May 3, 7:00 p.m.
Game 5: Saturday May 5, TBD
Game 6: Monday May 7, TBD
Game 7: Wednesday May 9, TBD