by Brad Camara | Tue, May 26th 8:24am EDT
Kang faced a possible suspension of up to three years for his three drunk driving cases. The KBO ultimately decided to suspend Kang for one year in addition to 300 hours of community service. The suspension will begin once Kang officially signs with a KBO team. Since Kang wasn't a free agent when he left the KBO, the Nexen Heroes still hold their reserve right to Kang. "The Heroes must agree to activate Kang from the voluntarily retired list, but Kang has yet to contact the Heroes about a potential return." The 33-year-old slashed .169/.222/.395 with 10 homers, 24 RBI and 15 runs scored across 185 plate appearances for the Pirates in 2019.