Jon Heyman reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates have won the bidding for infielder Jung-Ho Kang, who was posted by the Nexen Heroes of the Korea Baseball Organization. As reported two days ago, the amount of the winning bid was $5,002,015.
The Pirates now have exclusive negotiating rights with Kang 30 days from which time the bid was accepted. If a deal isn’t reached in those 30 days, the Pirates will get their posting fee back and Kang will stay with the Heroes.
Kang, 27, batted .356/.459/.739 with 40 home runs and 117 RBI over 117 games this past season for Nexen.