Statement From Pirates President Frank Coonelly Regarding Jung Ho Kang

We have been made aware of the very serious charges filed against Jung Ho Kang early Friday morning in Seoul, South Korea.

We are extremely disappointed in Jung Ho and in his decision process during this matter. I know first hand how foolish and dangerous it is to drive under the influence and am most thankful that, as we understand it, no one was injured.

We will have further comment once we have been able to gather all of the relevant facts and speak with the player.