This morning, a report from Korea has mentioned that Jung-Ho Kang has been denied his work visa.
It was never expected that Jung-Ho Kang would be ready in time for opening day, but now it appears he may not be able to play in 2017 at all.
Obviously, this is bad news already. But to make matters worse it is reported that he might have actually gotten another DUI in a third country. That would mean that his DUI this winter was actually his 4th DUI, which would be a disaster for his chances of returning to the MLB. This report has not been confirmed yet.
For the Pirates, this means that David Freese will become the starting third baseman. This should open up additional playing time for Adam Frazier, Phil Gosselin, Alen Hanson, and Josh Harrison.