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Andy LaRoche | Third Baseman

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/13/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Blue Jays re-signed INF Andy LaRoche to a minor league contract.
The 30-year-old infielder and once highly-touted prospect hit .271/.339/.433 with 12 homers, 51 RBI and a 37/55 BB/K rate in 104 games at Triple-A Buffalo in 2013. He'll continue to function as organizational depth for the Jays. Sat, Nov 2, 2013 12:32:00 PM

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Andy Laroche has elected free agency.

A once highly-touted prospect, the 30-year-old infielder appeared in just one game with the Blue Jays in 2013, going 0-for-4 with a strikeout. He hit .271/.339/.433 with 12 homers and 51 RBI in 104 games at Triple-A Buffalo.
Fri, Oct 4, 2013 06:52:00 PM

Blue Jays sent INF Andy LaRoche outright to Triple-A Buffalo.

LaRoche cleared waivers after being designated for assignment earlier this week. He'll continue to serve as organizational depth.
Thu, Jun 13, 2013 05:00:00 PM

Blue Jays designated INF Andy LaRoche for assignment.

Tuesday's starter, Chien-Ming Wang, will take his place on the active roster. LaRoche was called up from the minors on Friday and went 0-for-4 in his lone appearance on Sunday.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 08:38:00 AM

Blue Jays purchased the contract of INF Andy LaRoche from Triple-A Buffalo.

LaRoche hasn't appeared in the majors since 2011 but earned a call-up after batting .282/.358/.463 with seven homers and 32 RBI at Buffalo. He'll provide depth at third base with Brett Lawrie (ankle) on the shelf.
Fri, Jun 7, 2013 01:40:00 PM

The Blue Jays are expected to call up Andy LaRoche prior to Friday's game.

Anthony Gose has already been sent down to clear room on the roster for LaRoche, who will provide depth at third base with Brett Lawrie (ankle) on the shelf. LaRoche is batting .282/.358/.463 with seven homers and 32 RBI at Triple-A Buffalo this season. He hasn't appeared in the majors since 2011.
Thu, Jun 6, 2013 07:03:00 PM

Andy LaRoche delivered a solo homer to plate the only run of the game as the Blue Jays edged Yankees split-squad Thursday.

LaRoche has two homers and a double in nine at-bats this spring. He's not really a candidate to make the Blue Jays unless injuries strike, but he'll get more chances to impress other teams with Brett Lawrie set to play in the WBC for Canada next month.
Thu, Feb 28, 2013 04:30:00 PM

Blue Jays non-roster infielder Andy LaRoche homered and doubled Tuesday against the Twins.

The Jays are getting really nice results so far from infielders LaRoche, Lance Zawadzki and Ryan Goins, none of whom have any real chance of cracking the major league roster. LaRoche has to hope to impress some other teams this spring.
Tue, Feb 26, 2013 04:42:00 PM

Blue Jays signed INF Andy LaRoche to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

LaRoche hasn't appeared in the major leagues since the 2011 season, when he posted a brutal .247/.320/.333 batting line in 104 plate appearances with the A's. He is doubtful to make any sort of impact in Toronto.
Wed, Jan 30, 2013 04:04:00 PM

Andy LaRoche has elected free agency.

The 29-year-old former top prospect failed to play a game at the major league level in 2012, hitting .251/.335/.422 with 12 homers and 41 RBI between two organizations at the Triple-A level. He'll search for a new opportunity on the free agent market.
Tue, Nov 6, 2012 11:32:00 AM

Red Sox signed INF Andy LaRoche to a minor league contract.

LaRoche was released by the Indians earlier this week after hitting just .234/.331/.372 with five homers and a .704 OPS over 46 games with Triple-A Columbus. The 28-year-old former top prospect will function as organizational depth.
Thu, Jun 28, 2012 04:37:00 PM

Indians released INF Andy LaRoche.

LaRoche signed a minor league deal with the Indians over the winter and was hitting just .234/.331/.372 with five homers and a .704 OPS over 46 games with Triple-A Columbus. The former top prospect will attempt to latch on elsewhere.
Tue, Jun 26, 2012 03:46:00 PM

Indians signed INF Andy LaRoche to a minor league contract.

The deal includes an invite to spring training. LaRoche, 28, batted just .247 with no homers over 93 at-bats with the A's this past season and has a lousy .226/.305/.337 batting line in the big leagues. The former top prospect will have to have an outstanding spring in order to win a roster spot.
Wed, Dec 21, 2011 11:06:00 AM

Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports that the Indians are interest in free agent infielder Andy LaRoche and free agent outfielder Mike Cameron.

Not surprisingly, they would only be willing to sign both players to a minor league deal. LaRoche, 28, batted only .247/.320/.333 with no homers over 93 at-bats for the A's this past season and didn't hit a whole lot at Triple-A, either. Cameron, who will turn 39 in January, hit just .203/.285/.359 with nine homers over 237 at-bats for the Red Sox and Marlins.
Sun, Dec 18, 2011 12:10:00 PM

Former Athletics INF Andy LaRoche has elected to become a minor league free agent.

The A's gave LaRoche, 28, another shot in the big leagues this season, but he responded by hitting just .247/.320/.333 with no homers over 93 at-bats. He wasn't much better for Triple-A Sacramento, sporting a .254/.335/.376 line with four homers over 197 at-bats. At this point, the former top prospect will be lucky to earn a roster spot next spring as a utility player.
Fri, Oct 7, 2011 12:25:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Dioner Navarro
2Josh Thole
3Erik Kratz
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2Dan Johnson
2B1Maicer Izturis
2Steve Tolleson
3Munenori Kawasaki
SS1Jose Reyes
3B1Brett Lawrie
2Juan Francisco
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Colby Rasmus
2Darin Mastroianni
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Adam Lind
2Nolan Reimold
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1R.A. Dickey
2Brandon Morrow
3Mark Buehrle
4Drew Hutchison
5J.A. Happ
6Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Casey Janssen
2Aaron Loup
3Brett Cecil
4Dustin McGowan
5Todd Redmond
6Brad Mills
7Rob Rasmussen