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|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||510.00||22.00||.245||85.00||72.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs San Francisco||25||8||0|| .452|| .440|| .320|
|vs Alvarez (Career)||16||6||0|| .438||.444||.375|
|vs RHP||357||100||21|| .390|| .501|| .280|
|Last 10 Games|
White Sox sign Adam LaRoche to two-year deal
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(11/21/14) The White Sox have signed first baseman Adam LaRoche to a two-year, $25 million deal, according to the USA Today. CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman has confirmed the move.
The 35-year-old LaRoche hit .259/.362/.455 over 494 at-bats with Washington last season. LaRoche will likely split time at first and serve as the designated hitter with his new club.
Marlins reach out to Adam LaRoche and James Shields
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(11/21/14) Hoping to add a top hitter and pitcher to its roster, the Marlins have reached out to first baseman Adam LaRoche and pitcher James Shields, reports MLB Insider Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.
While Shields is considered a long shot for the Marlins, reports have indicated LaRoche is a real possibility. The Marlins have reportedly offered him a two-year, $20 million contract. Shields’ asking price of $20 million per year is thought to be too pricey for the Marlins.
Report: Marlins have made offer to Adam LaRoche
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(11/19/14) The Marlins have reportedly made an offer to first baseman Adam LaRoche, according to the Miami Herald.
The team's has offered the 35-year-old first baseman a two-year, $20 million deal. LaRoche is coming off a season in which he hit .259/.362/.455 over 494 at-bats.
Report: Marlins, White Sox, Padres inquire about LaRoche
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(11/18/14) The Marlins, White Sox and Padres have inquired about free agent first baseman Adam LaRoche, sources told FOX Sports. He is also considered a contingency plan for some teams looking to trade a first baseman.
LaRoche became a free agent after the Nationals opted for a $2 million buyout for the 2015 season. The veteran slugger hit .259 with 19 doubles, 26 home runs and 92 RBI in 140 games.
Nationals decline options on 1B LaRoche, RHP Soriano
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(10/30/14) Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche and right-hander reliever Rafael Soriano appear destined for free agency after the team declind to pick up their options for 2015, per the Washington Post.
LaRoche rebounded well from a poor 2013. His .259/.362/.455 stat line was significantly improved from the previous year and he drove in 92 runs.
Soriano, however, struggled in the second half to lose the closer role to Drew Storen. He finished with a 4-1 record and 3.19 ERA that skyrocketed from 1.10 after July 27.
|2014 Summary: With free agency in his sights, Adam LaRoche bounced back from a miserable 2013 in which he played through nagging injuries, including bone chips in his elbow, to place seventh in the NL in home runs and tie for fifth in RBI. It was an uneven performance -- he hit .307 over his first 65 games and only .218 in his final 75 -- but he maintained a career-high walk rate throughout. His .362 on-base percentage contributed to him having the ninth-most Head-to-Head points per game at a deep position.|
Playing time status: In the market for a first baseman who could allow rising star Jose Abreu to spend some time at DH, the White Sox pounced on LaRoche early in the offseason, bringing him to a park that should help maximize his power. He's been a consistent source of 25-plus homers over the years, which counts for more in today's game than it did at the start of his career. But he is 35, giving the White Sox justification to platoon him if he gets off to a slow start. He hit only .204 against left-handers last year.
2015 Outlook: There's the rub on LaRoche. He's old, and his production has come and gone over the last few years. His performance in the second half last year showed how quickly things can change for him. He's all downside from here, so even though he's been a top-10 performer in both Head-to-Head and Rotisserie two of the last three years, he's better left for the late rounds in mixed leagues.
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