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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||550.00||28.00||.256||95.00||76.00||3.00|
|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 1B Adam LaRoche not panicking over spring numbers
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(5:05 pm ET) White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche hasn't had a very good showing at the plate this spring, batting .186 with 14 strikeouts in 15 games. However, LaRoche said there is no cause for concern since his spring numbers never look pretty.
“My swing is one where it seems to take me the full spring training and some years past that to get it dialed in,’’ LaRoche said, per the Chicago Sun-Times. “I can remember only two or three springs where with a week left I felt really good.
“The good news is I’ve been there a lot, so there is no need to panic. It comes and goes here for a while. But I’ll be good.’’
White Sox expecting Adam LaRoche, Adam Eaton back Friday
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(3/18/15) White Sox manager Robin Ventura is giving some of his players the day off to rest. With Adam Eaton dealing with an illness and Adam LaRoches sporting an ice back on his back Wednesday, Ventura wants to make sure his veterans are in a good place for Opening Day, reports CSN Chicago.
"Guys have been going hard, and everybody looks forward to it too," Ventura said. "You sit there and play all these games in a row, and it’s a time for a shift of focus, too. It’s a time for our guys to clear their minds and come back ready to go."
Ventura is expecting both to be back in the lineup Friday.
White Sox's LaRoche getting a few days off due to back issue
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/18/15) White Sox manager Robin Ventura said first baseman Adam LaRoche is dealing with a minor lower-back issue, according to CSN Chicago. Ventura gave him the day off Wednesday because of Thursday's off-day, so he can get a two-day break.
LaRoche is batting .250 (6 for 24) with one home run, two doubles, three runs, eight RBI and nine strikeouts in nine spring games.
White Sox's LaRoche on DH-ing: I'd like to get off my feet a little
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(3/5/15) White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche told reporters that he's open to a transition to designated hitter, reports the Chicago Sun Times on Thursday.
"I do like the fact it gets me off my feet once in a while," LaRoche said. "I have had some very minor back issues the last couple of years that come and go and I think a lot of that is just from standing around when you’re out there at first base, standing the whole game. So getting off my feet a little, hopefully I won't have to battle that any more. So it will be nice."
LaRoche is also expected to spell Jose Abreu at first a few times per week to give him some more time at DH. The 35-year-old veteran hit .259/.362/.455 over 494 at-bats last year.
White Sox' Adam LaRoche will give Jose Abreu some rest
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(2/10/15) White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche will make sure Jose Abreu stays fresh this season, according to MLB Network.
General manager Rick Hahn said Abreu "ran out of gas" down the stretch last season. It was Abreu's first year in the majors, and he wore down a bit as he played the most games of his career during a single season. Abreu's power numbers did drop in the second half, but he was able to hit .350 in the second half.
LaRoche will spell Abreu at first a few times a week, allowing Abreu to spend some more time at designated hitter. The 35-year-old LaRoche hit .259/.362/.455 over 494 at-bats last year.
|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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