By Jason Shetler
Thanksgiving wasn’t the only thing that contained leftovers. Here are some more involving the Pirates in this week’s edition of the Bucco Nation: Week in Review.
Monday: It was announced by the BBWAA that Freddy Sanchez was added to the Hall of Fame ballot. Sanchez played most of his career in Pittsburgh where he was a three-time All-Star and the 2006 National League batting champion. He also helped lead the San Francisco Giants to a World Series title in 2010.
Wednesday: Starling Marte will be participating in the 2017 World Baseball Classic for the Dominican Republic. This will mark his first time playing in the WBC. 2016 was another stellar year for Marte, as he was named to his first All-Star team, and captured his second Gold Glove award.
Thursday: Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported that Sean Rodriguez agreed to sign with the Atlanta Braves on a two-year deal worth $11.5 million. Rodriguez spent the past two seasons with the Pirates. He had himself a career year in 2016, posting an OPS of .859 along with a 126 OPS+.