Jung Ho Kang, who was arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence earlier this month in Seoul, is likely losing his spot on South Korea's national team in the World Baseball Classic.

South Korea manager Kim In-sik told Yonhap News Agency on Monday that he is likely to cut Kang after his third DUI since 2009.

"He is a great player, but I've started to wonder if it's worth the trouble taking him to the WBC," Kim told Yonhap. "Personally, I am leaning toward taking Kang off the roster."

Kang has a .273 average and 36 home runs in two seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates.