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Adam LaRoche | Designated Hitter

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (35) / 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 hit a solo home run and notched two RBI in Sunday's win over the Twins.
So much for LaRoche's slump. Entering the weekend, he was off to a 1-for-14 start with the White Sox, but he homered on Saturday and did it again on Sunday afternoon, smacking a solo bomb off of Twins starter Phil Hughes in the third inning. He also chipped in an RBI single in the first. LaRoche finished the game 2-for-4 with two runs scored. The veteran first baseman has a track of record of consistency and any little bumps in the road for the veteran are just that. Apr 12 - 5:16 PM

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Adam LaRoche clubbed a solo homer and drew a walk in Saturday's win over the Twins.

It was his first home run of the season. LaRoche came into Saturday's action with just one hit in 14 at-bats, but he's in great position to do some damage in the middle of a potent White Sox lineup.
Apr 11 - 5:39 PM

Adam LaRoche went 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts as the White Sox fell to the Twins on Friday.

It's the fourth straight loss for the White Sox to begin the 2015 season. The veteran slugger has been in quite the funk to begin his season, starting 1-for-14 (.071) and has yet to drive in a run.
Apr 10 - 7:22 PM

Adam LaRoche is at DH and batting cleanup for the White Sox in Monday's opener versus the Royals.

LaRoche carries great RBI potential in that spot behind Adam Eaton, Melky Cabrera, and Jose Abreu. Here is the full Opening Day lineup for the Pale Hose: Adam Eaton CF, Melky Cabrera LF, Jose Abreu 1B, Adam LaRoche DH, Avisail Garcia RF, Alexei Ramirez SS, Conor Gillaspie 3B, Tyler Flowers C, Micah Johnson 2B. Jeff Samardzija will toe the slab.
Apr 6 - 12:27 PM

Adam LaRoche went 1-for-2 with five RBI -- including a grand slam -- in Saturday's win against the Angels.

LaRoche plated the first run for the Pale Hose in the first inning with a sacrifice fly, then victimized Cory Rasmus with a grand slam to right field to push his club's lead to 6-1 at the time. LaRoche hit 26 home runs with 92 RBI in 2014, which both seem like attainable goals in his first season with the White Sox in 2015.
Mar 14 - 8:08 PM

Adam LaRoche, in two at-bats on Wednesday, doubled in a pair of runs and scored a run.

The White Sox are counting on LaRoche to have another productive year at the age of 35. He will have the luxury of not having to play defense as he'll serve as the club's primary DH throughout the year. LaRoche posted an .817 OPS with 26 home runs and 92 RBI last season.
Mar 4 - 6:02 PM

White Sox signed 1B Adam LaRoche to a two-year, $25 million contract.

The agreement was reported last Friday and it's now official. LaRoche will make $12 million next season and $13 million in 2016. With Jose Abreu already in-house, the 35-year-old figures to serve as the regular DH for Chicago. LaRoche amassed 26 home runs and 92 RBI in 140 games with the Nationals this season and should continue to post strong power numbers in the hitter-friendly U.S. Cellular Field.
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 01:15:00 PM

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the White Sox and Adam LaRoche have agreed to a two-year, $25 million contract.

With Jose Abreu entrenched as the team's first baseman, it's likely that LaRoche will see most of his time in the DH role in the White Sox lineup. The 35-year-old slugger slashed .259/.362/.455 with 26 homers and 92 RBI in 140 games with the Nationals in 2014 and should see increased power numbers with the move to the hitter-friendly confines of U.S. Cellular Field.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 07:34:00 PM

A source tells Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald that the Marlins have made a two-year, $20 million offer to free agent Adam LaRoche.

The Marlins' interest in LaRoche has been no secret -- he appears to be their top priority after they extended Giancarlo Stanton, and the backloaded nature of Stanton's extension has given the team the flexibility to pursue players to put around him. The 35-year-old's market has yet to develop beyond the Marlins, so it's unclear how open he might be to accepting a deal like the one he's reportedly been offered.
Source: Miami Herald
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 07:57:00 PM

ESPN's Jayson Stark reports that the Marlins have "shown aggressive interest" in Adam LaRoche.

The Marlins are about to officially sign Giancarlo Stanton to a record deal, but they backloaded the contract so that they'd have a chance to add more pieces. LaRoche is apparently at or near the top of their wish list. He'd be an upgrade at first base over Garrett Jones after batting .259/.362/.455 with 26 homers and 92 RBI for the Nationals in 2014.
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 01:35:00 PM

Nationals declined 1B Adam LaRoche's $15 million option for 2015.

It was a mutual option, and the Nats declined on their end. LaRoche seems likely to move on in free agency with Ryan Zimmerman shifting to first base in Washington. LaRoche, 34, batted .259/.362/.455 with 26 home runs and 92 RBI in 140 games this past season. He will get a $2 million buyout from the Nats.
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 03:56:00 PM

Adam LaRoche said he hopes to re-sign with the Nationals this winter.

"If it was up to me, I’m signing a deal with D.C. that puts me there for the rest of my career," he said. LaRoche and the Nationals actually have a mutual $15 million option for 2015, but the Nats will likely decline the option with an eye on moving Ryan Zimmerman to first base next season. LaRoche hit .259/.362/.455 with 26 home runs this season, and he shouldn't have a problem finding another landing spot in free agency.
Sat, Oct 18, 2014 10:04:00 PM

Adam LaRoche's three-run home run, his 26th of the season, proved to be the difference as the Nationals defeated the Mets on Tuesday.

LaRoche broke a 1-1 tie with his three-run shot off of Bartolo Colon. Though he had hit just .103 (3-for-29) in eight games entering the evening, LaRoche now has seven home runs and 21 RBI in the month of September. On the season, he's batting .258/.362/.459 with 91 RBI.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 10:08:00 PM

Adam LaRoche said this weekend that he doesn't expect to re-sign with the Nationals over the winter.

"If you had to ask me now, I would assume that I would have to move on, unfortunately," said the veteran first baseman, who is in the final year of a two-year, $24 million contract. Washington holds a $15 million option on LaRoche for 2015, but Ryan Zimmerman is probably going to have to move across the diamond for good and so the option on LaRoche likely won't be exercised.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 02:20:00 PM

Adam LaRoche (back) smacked a two-run homer and a drew a walk Friday against the Marlins.

LaRoche missed two straight starts this week in order to rest his back, but it's not a major concern. The veteran first baseman is now batting .257/.363/.457 with 25 home runs and 88 RBI on the year.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 11:13:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Tyler Flowers
2Geovany Soto
3Rob Brantly
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Micah Johnson
2Emilio Bonifacio
SS1Alexei Ramirez
3B1Conor Gillaspie
2Gordon Beckham
LF1Melky Cabrera
2J.B. Shuck
CF1Adam Eaton
RF1Avisail Garcia
DH1Adam LaRoche
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Sale
2Jeff Samardzija
3Jose Quintana
4John Danks
5Hector Noesi
Relief Pitcher
R1David Robertson
2Zach Putnam
3Jake Petricka
4Zach Duke
5Javy Guerra
6Dan Jennings
7Matt Albers
8Carlos Rodon
9Nate Jones