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Korean league bans ex-Pirate Kang 1 year

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) The Korean Baseball Organization has suspended ex-Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang for a year and ordered him to perform 300 hours of community service over a series drunk driving cases.

League organizers issued a statement saying the suspension will come into effect when Kang signs a contract with a club. The KBO said Kang earlier this month submitted an inquiry about a return to the South Korean baseball league and a letter of apology.

The 33-year-old Kang didn't attend Monday's disciplinary committee meeting.

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