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Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang to enter alcohol treatment program

On 13, Bir 2019 | Kategorija: Uncategorized | By Simona

Jung Ho Kang, who was recently arrested for DUI for the third time, has agreed to enter an alcohol treatment program.The Pittsburgh Pirates Luke Appling Jersey infielder’sagent, Alan Nero, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that Kang had agreed to enter a program recommendedto him by a Major League Baseballpanel.MORE:Pirates face difficult decisions in trade of franchise icon Andrew McCutchenAccording to the Post-Gazette, an appearance before the panel, set up through the most recent Collective Bargaining Agreement, is mandatorywhen, “a Player is arrested or charged by law enforcement authorities with driving while intoxicated, driving under the influence of alcohol, or any other criminal violation relating to the use of alcohol.”Kang’s most recent DUI charge came Dec. 2 in Seoul. The former KoreaBaseball Organization starallegedlyleft the scene of anaccident after crashing into a guard rail. All three of Kang’s DUI arrests have come in his native country.Kang’s participation in the treatment program isvoluntary, but could serve as a “mitigating factor” by either the Pirates or MLB officials in considering any discipline for Kang.Pirates general manager Neal Huntington told the Post-Gazette Kang is expected to report to spring training as scheduled later Frank Thomas Jersey this month.In his second season with the Pirates last year, Kang hit 21 home runs in 103 games, slashing255/.354/.513.

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