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.”