The Pirates have reportedly won the bidding for infielder Jung-Ho Kang, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The winning bid was $5,002,015.
The Pirates have earned exclusive negotiation rights with Kang for 30 days after the Nexen Heroes of the Korea Baseball Organization accepted the bid. If a deal is not reached in those 30 days, the Pirates will have their money returned and Kang will stay with the Heroes.
The 27 year old batted .356/.459/739 with 40 home runs and 117 RBI over 117 games last season.
The video below contains some highlights of Kang.