Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang is taking a major step in his quest to get sober. Kang will enter an alcohol treatment program following his December DUI, his agent Alan Nero told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Saturday.
Kang left the scene of a DUI accident in early December in Seoul, South Korea. It was his third DUI arrest in South Korea, according to the newspaper.
Under the CBA, entering an alcohol treatment program is voluntary and will not result in any discipline if the player doesn’t join a program. However, “The Player’s participation in any Treatment Program shall be considered as a mitigating factor in any discipline imposed by either the Club or the Office of the Commissioner.”
Kang is expected to join the Pirates for spring training.