FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that Korean infielder Jung-Ho Kang will be posted Monday by his team in the Korea Baseball Organization, which means that MLB teams will be able to bid for exclusive negotiating rights.
Kang, 27, batted .354/.457/.733 with 39 home runs and 115 RBI in 116 games this past season for the Nexen Heroes. There are definite questions about how his bat will translate in the majors and some view him as more of a second baseman or even a corner infielder as opposed to a shortstop, but he should generate plenty of interest. Kang is being represented by Alan Nero.
CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman mentioned the Mets, Giants, and Athletics as possibilities for Kang earlier this week. The Giants and Athletics downplayed their interest in public comments during the Winter Meetings in San Diego, but the Mets haven’t ruled it out.