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Adam LaRoche | First Baseman | #25

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (36) / 11/6/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Seminole (OK) JC
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 29 (0) / ATL
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White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Adam LaRoche will have to "earn a job" in spring training.
The White Sox tried to trade LaRoche this offseason but couldn't find any takers. LaRoche is coming off one of his worst seasons but the White Sox still have a shortage of left-handed power bats. Assuming the White Sox don't make any more moves this offseason, LaRoche should open the year as Chicago's starting DH. Jan 30 - 5:24 PM
Source: CSN Chicago

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Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com reports that the Pirates "said no to Adam LaRoche at a discounted rate."

The White Sox also talked to the Mariners about LaRoche, but they also turned them down before making a trade for Adam Lind. The feeling is that Chicago will probably have to eat at least $8 million of the $13 million LaRoche is owed next season in order to trade him, and even then it might not be enough. The 36-year-old hit just .207 with 12 home runs in 2015.
Source: CSN Chicago
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 12:35:00 PM

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the White Sox are shopping veteran slugger Adam LaRoche.

The White Sox are hoping to clear LaRoche's salary in order to pursue a big bat, but moving him is going to be a challenge. The 36-year-old really struggled with the move over to the AL in 2015, batting just .207 with 12 home runs and a .634 OPS over 127 games. He's owed $13 million in 2016.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 08:40:00 AM

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.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 08:27:00 AM

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.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 12:02:00 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.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 04:47:00 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.
Sat, Sep 12, 2015 03:56:00 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.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 12:02:00 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.
Sun, Aug 23, 2015 07:32:00 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.
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 01:44:00 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."
Mon, Jul 27, 2015 08:01:00 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.
Mon, Jul 27, 2015 03:29:00 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.
Wed, Jun 24, 2015 03:33:00 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.
Sun, May 31, 2015 05:05:00 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.
Thu, May 28, 2015 09:34:00 PM