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Jung Ho Kang stays with Pirates for to $3M, 1-year deal

PITTSBURGH (AP) Jung Ho Kang is staying with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Pittsburgh and the third baseman agreed Thursday to a $3 million, one-year contract that includes $2.5 million in performance bonuses based on plate appearances: $625,000 each for 200, 300, 400 and 500. The deal was announced a week after Pittsburgh declined a $5.5 million club option for Kang, triggering a $250,000 buyout.

"We feel that bringing Jung Ho back in 2019 will make us better as he will have the ability to make a positive impact on our lineup," general manager Neal Huntington said in a statement. "Competition and options are important to any organization and this signing provides us with both."

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Leaders
AVG: C. Dickerson.300
HR: G. Polanco23
RBI: G. Polanco81
SB: S. Marte33
W: J. Taillon14
ERA: T. Williams3.11
Saves: F. Vázquez37
K: J. Taillon179
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
X-Milwaukee 9667.589-
Y-Chi Cubs 9568.5831
St. Louis 8874.5437.5
Pittsburgh 8279.50913
Cincinnati 6795.41428.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .254 (10)
Runs: 692 (20)
Hits: 1381 (14)
Home Runs: 157 (25)
Stolen Bases: 70 (22)
OBP: .317 (17)
SLG: .407 (16)
Total Bases: 2218 (19)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.00 (14)
Runs Allowed: 693 (14)
Saves: 40 (17)
Strikeouts: 1336 (18)
OpBA: .251 (18)
OBP: .319 (17)
SLG: .407 (15)
Run Support: 4.34 (19)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
11/9 J. Kang Signed as Free Agent ( 2019)(one-year contract)
11/2 C. Kuhl Removed From 60-Day DL (Strained right forearm)
11/2 R. Lavarnway Refused Minor League Assignment - Free Agent
11/2 D. Magnifico Declared Free Agency
11/2 D. Nava Declared Free Agency
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/29 A. Frazier Right hamstring tightness (day-to-day)
9/29 J. Mercer Forearm (day-to-day)
9/27 E. Santana Right elbow surgery - out for season (day-to-day)
9/23 S. Marte Left calf tightness (day-to-day)
9/15 G. Polanco off 10-day DL
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