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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
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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

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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

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Geovany Soto
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Carlos Sanchez
2Emilio Bonifacio
SS1Alexei Ramirez
3B1Conor Gillaspie
2Gordon Beckham
LF1Melky Cabrera
2J.B. Shuck
CF1Adam Eaton
RF1Avisail Garcia
DH1Adam LaRoche
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2Jeff Samardzija
3Jose Quintana
4John Danks
5Carlos Rodon
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Zach Putnam
3Jake Petricka
4Zach Duke
5Dan Jennings
6Daniel Webb
7Scott Carroll
8Matt Albers
9Nate Jones