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Adam LaRoche | First Baseman

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (35) / 11/6/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Seminole (OK) JC
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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. Nov 25 - 1:15 PM

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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.
Nov 21 - 7:34 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
Nov 19 - 7:57 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.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 18 - 1:35 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.
Oct 30 - 3:56 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.
Oct 18 - 10:04 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.
Sep 23 - 10:08 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.
Sep 22 - 2:20 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.
Sep 19 - 11:13 PM

Adam LaRoche is resting his back Thursday.

Most of the Nationals' regulars are back in the lineup Thursday after resting on Wednesday, but LaRoche needs another day. He's expected to return Friday.
Sep 18 - 5:25 PM

Adam LaRoche is out of the Nationals' lineup Thursday against the Marlins.

Most the Nationals' regulars are back in the lineup Thursday, but LaRoche will sit for a second straight day. Kevin Frandsen is starting at first base.
Sep 18 - 4:00 PM

Adam LaRoche had an RBI single and four walks Friday against the Mets.

Well, you don't see that line every day. The fourth and final walk was intentional in the ninth inning. It ended up being the right call by Mets manager Terry Collins, as Jenrry Mejia struck out Ian Desmond swinging to end the ballgame.
Sep 12 - 11:29 PM

Adam LaRoche went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run and an RBI single as the Nationals topped the Mets on Thursday.

It had three days since LaRoche last homered, so he was due. The first baseman has now homered five times in nine September games, knocking in 15 runs in the process. His first-inning blast off of Bartolo Colon gave the Nats a 2-0 lead, and he added on with his RBI single in the third. LaRoche is sitting on 24 home runs, 85 RBI, and a .265/.367/.468 slash line.
Sep 11 - 10:55 PM

Adam LaRoche continued his hot hitting, going 2-for-3 with a walk and two RBI singles in Tuesday's victory against the Braves.

LaRoche kicked off a four-run first inning with an RBI single, and added another in the second. The first baseman has 12 RBI in his last six games and is batting .474 (9-for-19). LaRoche owns solid numbers, including a .266/.370/.466 slash line with 23 home runs and 82 RBI.
Sep 9 - 10:55 PM

Adam LaRoche hit two solo home runs to lead the Nationals to a 3-2 win over the Phillies on Sunday.

LaRoche homered in the second and fourth innings, both times against Phillies starter Cole Hamels. LaRoche now has 23 home runs this year, including four in his last four games. He's got 80 RBI to go with a .261/.366/.464 line.
Sep 7 - 5:30 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Adrian Nieto
3Kevan Smith
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Carlos Sanchez
2Leury Garcia
SS1Alexei Ramirez
2Tyler Saladino
3B1Conor Gillaspie
LF1Melky Cabrera
2Dayan Viciedo
3J.B. Shuck
CF1Adam Eaton
2Tony Campana
RF1Avisail Garcia
2Jordan Danks
DH1Adam LaRoche
2Andy Wilkins
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2Jeff Samardzija
3Jose Quintana
4John Danks
5Hector Noesi
6Francellis Montas
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Zach Putnam
3Jake Petricka
4Zach Duke
5Daniel Webb
6Javy Guerra
7Nate Jones
8Maikel Cleto
9Dan Jennings
10Onelki Garcia
11Eric Surkamp
12Joe Savery
13Zach Phillips