Jung Ho Kang Reinstated from Restricted List, Optioned to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced that they reinstated Jung Ho Kang from the restricted list and he has been optioned to Indianapolis.

Nothing really changes here with his timeline. The plan was to bring him back when/if he was ready. What does change is the fact that he is now back on the payroll at his previously agreed upon 2018 salary and he’s taking up a 40-man roster spot.

Kang is 1-for-15 in four games with Indianapolis after tearing up the Florida State League last week with Bradenton. He has been splitting his time since he was in Extended Spring Training between third base and shortstop. He has not made an error since returning to regular games.