The Pittsburgh Pirates posted the winning bid for shortstop Jung-Ho Kang, Major League Baseball announced on Monday. Starting with the day the bid was accepted by South Korea's Nexen Heroes, Pittsburgh has an exclusive 30-day window to negotiate with the 27-year-old Kang.
"I'd like to thank the Heroes and others who've helped me along the way so far," Kang said through the club, according to the agency. "I think this is only the beginning. As the first position player from Korea to be posted, I am excited about the challenges ahead and I am also feeling a strong sense of responsibility."