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Adam LaRoche | Designated Hitter

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (36) / 11/6/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Seminole (OK) JC
Contract: view contract details

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Adam LaRoche (knee) singled in one of his four plate appearances in his return to action Thursday.
LaRoche hadn't played for a couple weeks due to right patella tendinitis but was given a cortisone shot and will gut it out down the stretch. He's hitting a disappointing .211/.298/.346 this season. Sep 25 - 8:27 AM

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Adam LaRoche (knee) has been given a cortisone shot and is close to returning to action.

LaRoche hasn't made a start since September 11 due to right patella tendinitis. He received an MRI but has apparently made enough progress to where a return is imminent. He's batting an ugly .211/.298/.347 for the White Sox this season.
Sep 23 - 12:02 PM

Adam LaRoche is not in the White Sox' lineup Monday.

LaRoche has been battling right patella tendinitis over the last week, although he started Sunday's game. He's hitting a dreadful .211/.298/.347 in his first season with the White Sox. The Pale Hose have Avisail Garcia in the designated hitter spot and Trayce Thompson in right field Monday.
Sep 14 - 4:47 PM

Adam LaRoche is not in the White Sox starting lineup on Saturday.

LaRoche has been dealing with some knee issues and has been receiving regular rest over the last week or so. Melky Cabrera is starting at designated hitter in his place on Saturday against Tommy Milone and the Twins.
Sep 12 - 3:56 PM

Adam LaRoche was a late scratch from the White Sox lineup on Monday due to right patella tendinitis.

Avisail Garcia was shifted from right field to DH and J.B. Shuck will now get the nod in right. LaRoche is considered day-to-day for now. Chicago is opening a three-game series against the Indians on Monday afternoon.
Sep 7 - 12:02 PM

Adam LaRoche went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a double in Sunday's loss to the Mariners.

LaRoche homered against Mariners starter Taijuan Walker in the sixth inning, a two-run shot and his 12th bomb of the season. He's homered in two of his last four games and doubled in two of his last three. One of the more consistent hitters in baseball entering the season, the veteran has struggled to the tune of a .213/.298/.357 triple-slash in his first season with the White Sox.
Aug 23 - 7:32 PM

Adam LaRoche went 4-for-5 with an RBI single in Friday's loss to the Yankees.

His four hits tied a career-high. With the White Sox being blown out, LaRoche also got to pitch the ninth inning and made it through a scoreless frame with a strikeout. A big night on what has mostly been a frustrating year for him.
Aug 1 - 1:44 AM

Adam LaRoche won't return to the lineup until Wednesday.

The White Sox are giving the slumping designated hitter two days off to regroup. LaRoche is down to .212/.306/.347 for the season and hasn't homered since June 24. "Rochey can kind of work it out in the cage and have a couple of days knowing he can go in there and work on some stuff," manager Robin Ventura said. "He's trying to figure it out. You continue to do that. He'll be back in there to play. But for two days, he's going to ease the mind and not be in there."
Jul 27 - 8:01 PM

Adam LaRoche is not in the White Sox lineup Monday.

Adam Eaton will DH and J.B. Shuck will start in center field against Red Sox right-hander Joe Kelly. It's just a day off for LaRoche, who typically starts against righties. He's batting just .212/.306/.347 in 356 total plate appearances this season for Chicago.
Jul 27 - 3:29 PM

Adam LaRoche went 3-for-4 with a home run but the White Sox fell to the Twins on Wednesday.

LaRoche's second-inning solo shot off Twins starter Phil Hughes was the only run of the afternoon for the visiting Pale Hose. LaRoche also doubled twice, boosting his season OPS from .716 to .751 in a matter of hours.
Jun 24 - 3:33 PM

Adam LaRoche went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Astros.

LaRoche's solo homer off of Jake Buchanan in the seventh inning pushed the score to 6-0 White Sox. It would be the last run either team scored in the game. The home run was LaRoche's sixth of the season and gave him 22 RBI. LaRoche has struggled adjusting to his new surroundings, but he's shown signs of breaking out of his early slump and is now hitting .236/.365/.395. We expect those numbers to improve.
May 31 - 5:05 PM

Adam LaRoche blasted a two-run homer as the White Sox fell to the Orioles in the second game of Thursday's doubleheader.

He finished the game 1-for-3 plus a walk, with his fifth inning bomb coming off of O's starter Mike Wright. LaRoche also had a big day in the first game of the twinbill, going 3-for-4 with an RBI. He's now slashing .235/.363/.383 with five homers and 20 RBI on the year and seems to be breaking out of his early-season funk.
May 28 - 9:34 PM

Adam LaRoche went 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI in Thursday afternoon's win over the Orioles.

In a low-scoring game, LaRoche hit an RBI double off Orioles starter Tyler Wilson in the sixth inning, scoring Melky Cabrera and giving the White Sox a 2-0 lead. The team would eventually win 3-2. The two doubles pushed LaRoche's season total of two-baggers to seven and the RBI was his 18th. LaRoche has struggled to this point with his new team, but he's hit 20 or more homers in each of his last four healthy seasons and it's not unreasonable to expect an improvement on his .239/.368/.373 slash as he grows familiar with AL pitchers.
May 28 - 4:03 PM

Adam LaRoche is not in the White Sox' lineup Sunday.

It's simply a day of rest. Emilio Bonifacio is in the designated hitter spot on LaRoche's place.
May 17 - 1:27 PM

Adam LaRoche drove in three runs with a double and a bases-loaded walk as the White Sox edged the A's 7-6 on Friday.

The White Sox scored five runs in the seventh, all of them unearned after a Brett Lawrie error. LaRoche's double was just his fourth of the year, as he's struggled to meet expectations so far in Chicago. At least he has lifted his average from .207 to .238 over the last week. He'll likely still have a little mixed-league value when all is said and done.
May 16 - 1:53 AM