Jung-Ho Kang

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Jeff Hathhorn
March 26, 2019 - 5:00 am
BRADENTON, FL (93.7 the Fan) – First year Pirates hitting coach Rick Eckstein says he’s been blessed to have a very passionate, talented and hard-working group as he has with his new team. A 12 year coach, Eckstein believes the upside is there for every player to improve. “Growth doesn’t happen on...
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 24, 2019 - 4:49 pm
SARASOTA, FL (93.7 the Fan) – The Pirates ended their final Grapefruit League game with a third tie of the spring to finish 14-14-3, final 1-1 with the Orioles on Sunday. The Pirates had two of their fifth starter candidates pitch and still have yet to make a decision on that spot. “There is...
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 22, 2019 - 4:59 pm
PORT CHARLOTTE, FL (93.7 the Fan) – Jung-Ho Kang had a pair of hits and seemingly no issues at in his first time at shortstop this year as Tampa Bay ended the Bucs five game spring winning streak 3-2 Friday afternoon. Kang got his first single of the spring and followed it up by nearly hitting his...
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 21, 2019 - 5:11 pm
BRADENTON, FL (93.7 the Fan) – Jung-Ho Kang hit a walk-off grand slam as the Pirates won their fifth straight Grapefruit League game, beating Baltimore 7-5. It was Kang’s seventh hit and sixth homer. “It’s kinda funny how the spring has played out for him,” said manager Clint Hurdle. “He’s had...
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 19, 2019 - 5:23 pm
BRADENTON, FL (93.7 the Fan) – It’s been a topic this spring that with a pitching staff that likes to throw strikes, will the infield defense pick them up. Numbers would tell you that they are middling, the 21 errors during Grapefruit League play is 8th in the National League. The Bucs have also...
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 19, 2019 - 12:49 pm
BRADENTON, FL (93.7 the Fan) – It was an eye-opening 17 Grapefruit League games for 2015 Bucs number one pick Ke’Bryan Hayes. The third baseman hit .348 with a pair of homers, drove in nine runs and looked major-league ready on defense. It’s now time for Hayes to refine his game at AAA Indianapolis...
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 19, 2019 - 8:46 am
PORT CHARLOTTE, FL (93.7 the Fan) – Pirates beat the Rays 4-2 Monday behind five shutout innings from Nick Kingham, a 2-run single from J.B. Shuck and RBIs from Pablo Reyes and Jacob Stallings. Before the game, after naming Jung-Ho Gung and Erik Gonzalez regulars at third base and shortstop, the...
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 18, 2019 - 9:49 am
BRADENTON, FL (93.7 the Fan) – Pirates general manager Neal Huntington announced third-baseman Jung-Ho Kang and shortstop Erik Gonzalez as regulars to begin the season. That means Colin Moran, who started 110 games for the Pirates last year and 2015 first round pick Kevin Newman will be backups. “...
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 15, 2019 - 10:11 pm
BRADENTON, FL (93.7 the Fan) – Joe Musgrove made his Grapefruit League debut and the Pirates hit four more homers in a 6-6 tie with Tampa Bay Friday night. Musgrove went four innings, giving up two earned runs on four hits with no walks and five strikeouts. “I felt really good getting some...
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Noah Hiles
April 27, 2018 - 9:08 pm
“He’s paid a heavy price for the things that he has done. He is working to get back and is grateful for this opportunity; not only from the pirates but from the fans, from his family and their support and from the United States government for allowing his this opportunity again.”
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