It appears increasingly unlikely Jung Ho Kang will play for the Pittsburgh Pirates this year, and there are legitimate questions about whether his MLB career will continue Devon Travis Jersey
at all.A Korean court on Thursday rejected the infielder's appeal of a sentence handed down in March in the wake of a drunken-driving conviction, Yonhap News reported.Kang was sentenced to eight months in jail, with the term suspended for two years, after his conviction in the wake of Curtis Granderson Jersey
a December DUI incident his third such arrest. Kang has been unable to secure a visa to return to the United States in the wake of the sentencing, and his attorneys appealed to the court in part on grounds that he believes the sentence is preventing him from earning a living.Kang's application for U.S. visa was rejected after original ruling; court didn't buy Kang's argument that those two events were connected Jeeho Yoo (@Jeeho_1)
May 18, 2017That reasoning didn't fly with the court, Jose Bautista Womens Cool Base Jersey
which noted that Kang had faced only a fine after his previous two DUI convictions and more stringent punishment which still won't force him to serve jail time barring another incident was warranted."Considering all circumstances, we don't believe the original sentencing was outside reasonable limits," Randal Grichuk Jersey
the decision read, via Yonhap. "All extenuating circumstances were reflected in that ruling. Since he'd been fined twice for DUIs and fled the scene in his third DUI accident, we can't accept his argument that the original ruling was Jays Cool Base Team Gray Jersey
too harsh."Kang has been on the Pirates' restricted list since March and is not being paid by the team while he awaits a resolution. The 30-year-old slashed .255/.354/.513 with 21 home runs in 103 games for Pittsburgh last season.