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South Korean news reports Pirates decline option on Kang (or not!)

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Update: MLB has confirmed that this entries on the transaction and roster pages were an error on their part, and that the Pirates have not yet made a decision on whether to exercise Kang’s option.

It’s a correction; the club has an option that hasn’t been decided yet.

The Yonhap News Agency is reporting that the Pirates have not exercised their 2019 option on infielder Jung-ho Kang. This was based on his being listed as having elected free agent on the Pirates’ website, although in a quick search I was not able to verify that, but Kang is not listed on the active or 40-man rosters.

EDIT: Here is a screenshot from the Pirates’ transaction page: