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|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||510.00||22.00||.245||85.00||72.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Arizona||10||5||1|| .615|| .800|| .500|
|vs Cloyd (Career)||3||1||0|| .667||.333||.333|
|vs RHP||380||95||17|| .357|| .434|| .250|
|Last 10 Games|
|Manager confident Adam LaRoche will bounce back in 2014 |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(2/17/14) Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche expressed a little frustration he wasn't able to start his offseason conditioning on time after undergoing arthroscopic elbow surgery in October.
"The surgery set me back a couple of months from being able to do anything, really," he said, per CSN Washington. "It was frustrating, but I had to do it. I had to get those bone chips taken out. Thankfully it was just a scope and not a major deal. But after two months, I was able to start working on it again."
Nationals manager Matt Williams is confident LaRoche will bounce back in 2014 after having a rough year offensively in 2013.
"I just think he’s too good a player," Williams said. "Sometimes, there are years like that. There’s no rhyme or reason for it. I think he’s healthy and I think he feels good. He’ll be a big part of it, because we need him. And he’ll play a lot over there."
|AL teams interested in Adam LaRoche |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(11/13/13) Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche has drawn some interest from a few American League teams as a potential designated hitter, according to FOX Sports.
LaRoche underwent elbow surgery late in October and should be ready to go by spring training. He batted .237 with 20 home runs and 62 RBI over 511 at-bats last year for the Nationals.
|Adam LaRoche has elbow surgery |
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(10/26/13) Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche underwent surgery Friday in order to remove loose bodies from his left elbow, MASNSports.com reports Saturday.
LaRoche is expected to resume workouts in 4-6 weeks for Washington. He should be ready to go by spring training.
LaRoche hit .237 last year over 511 at-bats with 20 home runs and 62 RBI for the Nationals.
|Adam LaRoche dealing with biceps tendinitis |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(9/28/13) Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche was scratched Saturday against the Diamondbacks because of biceps tendinitis.
LaRoche told MASN Sports he may have sustained the injury while carrying boxes recently. He is not expected to play on Sunday as well. He ends his season with a .237 batting average, 20 homers and 62 RBI in 511 at-bats.
|Adam LaRoche dealing with weight issues |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(9/4/13) Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche has not taken batting practice in over a month due to a weight loss issue, according to The Washington Post.
LaRoche blames his ADD medication for the weight loss. He's played at 200 pounds, which is 10-15 pounds less than his desired weight. He said he switched his medication midseason in order to combat the issue.
LaRoche is hitting .234/.322/.405 in 449 at-bats.
|While Adam LaRoche hit at least 20 home runs for the eighth time in 10 seasons in 2013, he had a huge letdown following a banner campaign in 2012. LaRoche hit just .237 with a .403 slugging percentage and .735 OPS, which were well below his career averages (.268/.482/.820) coming into last season. LaRoche got off to a horrendous start, batting .129 in his first 25 games. LaRoche began to turn the corner in May and hit .327 with a .542 slugging percentage and .955 OPS over a 49-game stretch from May 2-June 27. Unfortunately, LaRoche would hit just .213 with a .364 slugging percentage and .683 OPS the rest of the way. Slow starts are nothing new for LaRoche, who is a perennial second-half player. However, last season he couldn't even string together a strong finish, as his second-half numbers were far worse than his first-half numbers. LaRoche has plenty of motivation to bounce back in 2014 since he will be playing for a $15 million mutual option to be picked up for 2015. Still, first base is a deep position, so LaRoche is more of a late-round Fantasy pick.
(Updated 1/10/14) |
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