Pirates' Kang on restricted list, delayed by US visa

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) Pittsburgh infielder Jung Ho Kang was placed on the restricted list by the Pittsburgh Pirates while he is delayed in South Korea by visa issues related to a recent DUI arrest. ''It just is a reflection of the reality that he's not here today on March 11, and we need to get him into Bradenton to prepare for the 2017 season,'' Pirates president Frank Coonelly said Saturday. While on the restricted list, Kang does not count against the 40-man roster or the 25-man active roster. Kang received an eight-month suspended prison sentence last week after a DUI arrest in December, his third in South Korea. The sentence was suspended for two years. ''This is not a disciplinary matter,'' Coonelly said. ''And if he is not here and not available to play on a restricted list, he wouldn't be paid - but it's not a disciplinary matter.'' In a statement after Kang was sentenced March 3, Coonelly said the team will withhold judgment until meeting with Kang. ''Still want to sit down and talk with Jung
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