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Adam LaRoche | First Baseman

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (34) / 11/6/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Seminole (OK) JC
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Adam LaRoche left Monday's game against the Dodgers after aggravating his back injury.
LaRoche missed a game last week due to back soreness, but the injury is worse this time. He'll be re-evaluated on Tuesday before the Nationals know how much time he'll miss. LaRoche was hitless in three at-bats Monday before exiting. Sep 1 - 11:47 PM

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Adam LaRoche is back in the Nationals' lineup Wednesday.

LaRoche sat out Tuesday due to back soreness, but he's apparently feeling much better and is ready to give it a go. The Nationals' first baseman is sporting a .266/.372/.454 batting line with 19 homers and 69 RBI this season.
Aug 27 - 3:02 PM

Adam LaRoche is out of the Nationals' starting lineup on Tuesday due to back soreness.

LaRoche expects to return to action Wednesday. Kevin Frandsen is playing first base against Cole Hamels.
Aug 26 - 5:20 PM

Adam LaRoche is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Phillies.

LaRoche hasn't done much against lefties this year and will sit against Cole Hamels. Kevin Frandsen will play first base.
Aug 26 - 3:28 PM

Adam LaRoche belted a walk-off solo home run in the 11th inning to help the Nationals defeat the D'Backs on Monday.

LaRoche was hitless in four at-bats entering his 11th inning showdown with Will Harris. The first baseman certainly salvaged his night, and he's now one home run away from notching the ninth 20-homer season of his 11-year career. He's sporting a fine .272/.376/.471 slash line with 67 RBI this season.
Aug 18 - 10:34 PM

Adam LaRoche went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run on Saturday.

LaRoche came to the plate with the Nationals trailing 3-1. With Denard Span leading off of first, LaRoche crushed a home run off of Tony Watson in the bottom of the eighth to tie the game at 3-3. The Nationals went on to win 4-3 in the bottom of the ninth. LaRoche has been one of the most consistent contributors in baseball for years, to the point where he sort of blends in like wallpaper. Then he hits a home run like on Saturday and you think to yourself, "Hey, Adam LaRoche is still around and doing stuff. That's cool." LaRoche will turn 35 in November and is currently slashing .275/.376/.463. He's now hit 18 home runs and has driven in 66 RBI. That's cool.
Aug 17 - 12:19 AM

Adam LaRoche walked and hit a two-run home run in four at-bats in Thursday's win over the Mets.

LaRoche took Dillon Gee deep in the first inning, giving the Nats an early 2-0 lead. The first baseman has been swinging better as of late, homering four times in his last eight games (35 plate appearances). Overall, he's slugged 17 home runs, knocked in 62 runs, and posted a .273/.375/.463 slash line.
Aug 14 - 10:19 PM

Adam LaRoche went 3-for-5 with a homer Saturday as the Nationals beat the Braves 4-1 in 11 innings.

LaRoche's homer was the Nationals' lone run in the first nine innings. He also singled and scored as part of the rally in the 11th. After hitting just .159 with one homer in 88 at-bats in July, LaRoche is at .371 with three homers in 35 at-bats so far this month.
Aug 10 - 2:41 AM

Adam LaRoche homered twice over four trips to the plate in support of Doug Fister in Wednesday's easy win over the Mets.

LaRoche hit a two-run home run off of Jon Niese and a solo shot in the eighth off of Carlos Torres. The first baseman had been in a funk, entering the night with a .625 OPS since July 22, when he last homered. LaRoche now owns a .273/.374/.451 slash line with 15 home runs and 59 RBI on the season.
Aug 6 - 9:44 PM

Adam LaRoche went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI to help the Nationals top the Rockies by a score of 7-4 on Tuesday.

With the score tied 4-4 in the seventh inning, LaRoche deposited a Rex Brothers pitch into the right field seats to give the Nationals their first lead of the game. They ended up winning by the same margin. The homer was the first this month for the 34-year-old, but he has 13 home runs and 51 RBI to go with a respectable .275/.381/.453 line on the season.
Jul 23 - 1:03 AM

Adam LaRoche went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI as the Nationals took the second half of Saturday's day-night doubleheader at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

LaRoche hit a solo home run in the top of the second inning and then picked up his second RBI of the night on a ninth-inning single. The Nats also won the first game. Both teams will be off Sunday as the 45th annual Chicago Pride Parade rolls through the north side of the city.
Jun 28 - 11:20 PM

Adam LaRoche belted his 10th home run of the season in a losing effort against the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Friday.

LaRoche also singled in the ballgame, finishing 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored. His solo blast came off opposing starter Jason Hammel in the fourth inning to get the Nats on the board. He's having a resurgent season at the plate, hitting .309/.420/.493 with 10 bombs and 40 RBI in 217 at-bats.
Jun 27 - 7:18 PM

Adam LaRoche went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer and a walk versus the Brewers on Monday.

LaRoche's homer off Matt Garza accounted for the only runs in a 3-0 game. It was LaRoche's first homer since June 5, but he's still hitting .310 on the year. That would blow away his previous career high of .285 from 2006.
Jun 24 - 12:02 AM

Adam LaRoche went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Sunday's win over the Braves.

LaRoche brought in the first run of the game with his first-inning single. After seeing his average dip to .296, the first baseman has three multi-hit games in his last five. On the year, LaRoche is batting .305 with a .896 OPS that's among the best in the National League.
Jun 22 - 4:43 PM

Adam LaRoche belted a two-run homer in Thursday's victory over the Phillies.

Kyle Kendrick tried to run a fastball over the inside corner to LaRoche in the fifth inning, but the first baseman turned on it and put it over the tall right field fence. It's the third longball in the last eight games for LaRoche, who now has gone deep eight times on the season to go along with a .315/.416/.527 batting line.
Jun 5 - 6:54 PM

Depth Charts

C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
3Sandy Leon
1B1Adam LaRoche
2Tyler Moore
2B1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Danny Espinosa
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Anthony Rendon
LF1Bryce Harper
2Kevin Frandsen
CF1Denard Span
2Nate McLouth
RF1Jayson Werth
2Scott Hairston
Starting Pitcher
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Gio Gonzalez
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Tanner Roark
6Matt Purke
7Taylor Jordan
Relief Pitcher
R1Rafael Soriano
2Tyler Clippard
3Drew Storen
4Craig Stammen
5Jerry Blevins
6Ross Detwiler
7Matt Thornton
8Ross Ohlendorf
9Erik Davis
10Xavier Cedeno
11Aaron Barrett
12Blake Treinen