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25 Adam LaRoche DH
Height/Weight: 6-3/205 | Birthdate: 11/6/1979 | Birthplace: Orange, CA | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Chicago | College: Seminole JC OK | MLB Experience: 12 | Salary: $10,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 79/33 | Average Draft Position: 139.81
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Adam LaRoche leaves game for White Sox


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche left Sunday's game in the bottom of the fifth inning. 

LaRoche was one of several White Sox players who has been bothered by flu-like symptoms, and he looked like he wasn't feeling well earlier in the day, per Comcast Sports Net


White Sox rest Tyler Flowers, Conor Gillaspie, Jose Abreu


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) The White Sox left two regulars out of the lineup on Sunday and moved another to DH to give him a day's rest from playing the field. 

Catcher Tyler Flowers is out of the lineup. For the third time in five games, he'll be replaced by Geovany Soto, who will bat eighth in the order. 

Third baseman Conor Gillaspie is also out of the starting lineup, for just the fifth time this year. He's replaced by Gordon Beckham, who'll bat seventh. 

Jose Abreu moves from first base to DH, swapping positions with Adam LaRoche, who gets his third start of the year at first base. 


White Sox's Adam LaRoche finding success against righties


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche has swung a hot bat against right-handers this season, going 6 for 23 with five walks, three home runs and seven RBI.

LaRoche teed off Saturday, going 3 for 5 with his third home run of the year and four RBI, and though the home run came off righty starter Anibal Sanchez, he did manage a double off lefty reliever Blaine Hardy as well. He has four straight matchups against righties on tap, starting with Monday's game against Trevor Bauer and the Indians.

LaRoche has hit .243/.364/.541 with three home runs and eight RBI in 37 at-bats.


White Sox DH Adam LaRoche going through another slow start


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(4/12/2015) The opening month of the season has rarely been kind to White Sox DH/first baseman Adam LaRoche, a fact the veteran knows all to well, according to MLB.com, but back-to-back home runs suggest LaRoche may be warming up. 

Entering Sunday, LaRoche was hitting just .222 with 35 homers and .316 on-base and .400 slugging percentages in the first month of the season, numbers that all represent monthly lows for the 12-year player. 

"I've had a lot of years where it has taken me a minute to get going," LaRoche said.

After LaRoche notched his first home run of the season Saturday, he added another solo shot in the third inning of the Sox's game Sunday against the Twins. 


White Sox shuffle Garcia, Ramirez, LaRoche vs. LHP Duffy


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) White Sox manager Robin Ventura shuffled his batting order Wednesday night against left-hander Danny Duffy. He moved outfielder right fielder Avisail Garcia to cleanup, with shortstop Alexei Ramirez at the No. 5 spot and DH Adam LaRoche at the No. 6 spot.

Garcia is a .277 lifetime hitter against left-handed pitchers.


White Sox set Opening Day lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) The White Sox posted their Opening Day lineup for Monday against the Royals. 

The Sox will start: Adam Eaton CF, Melky Cabrera LF, Jose Abreu 1B, Adam LaRoche DH, Leury Garcia RF, Conor Gillaspie 3B, Alexei Ramirez SS. Tyler Flowers C, Micah Johnson 2B. Jeff Samardzija will be the starting pitcher.


White Sox 1B Adam LaRoche not panicking over spring numbers


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2015) 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
(3/18/2015) 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
(3/18/2015) 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
(3/5/2015) 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
(2/10/2015) 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.


White Sox sign Adam LaRoche to two-year deal


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/21/2014) 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
(11/21/2014) 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
(11/19/2014) 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
(11/18/2014) 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
(10/30/2014) 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.


Adam LaRoche would like to play for Nationals in 2015


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/9/2014) Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche hopes he will be back with the team in 2015, but is well aware the Nationals might make the decision to transition Ryan Zimmerman to being a full-time first baseman.

"We're in our 14th different home in 14 years this year," LaRoche said about his family, per MASNsports.com. "The reason I say that is because I don't think it's as exciting for my wife as it is for me bouncing around to these different teams. ... It can be kind of a change of scenery and kind of a fresh start for guys, but I also know the grass isn't always greener. So, I know I'm in an unbelievable situation here."

LaRoche said he thanked president of baseball operations Mike Rizzo after the Game 4 loss in the NLDS for bringing him back in 2011. 

"It may not work out," LaRoche said. "I don't think it will have anything to do with the money. I really don't. I think it's going to be more of a position issue. If there's a place for me, if first base is open and they can do it, I think they will. If it comes down and it just doesn't work, I think that's going to be the deciding factor more than the salary would be my guess."


Adam LaRoche grabbing some pine in nightcap


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/25/2014) The Nationals are giving first baseman Adam LaRoche the night off for the second game of the Thursday doubleheader against the Mets.

LaRoche, who has three home runs in his last 11 games, is finishing up a bounce-back season with a stat line of .258/.362/.459.


Struggling Adam LaRoche gets second straight night off


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) Scuffling Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche has been given the night off Thursday in Miami. Kevin Frandsen is set to start instead. LaRoche is hitless in his last 15 at-bats.

LaRoche also sat Wednesday, as did all the Washington starters after the clinching of the division title.


Adam LaRoche in midst of deep slump for Nationals


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche has fallen into a slump from which he hopes he can emerge in time for the NLDS.

LaRoche is hitless in his last 17 at-bats covering four games. That dry spell followed a tear in which he slugged 12 hits, including five home runs, in nine games. His .257 average is at its lowest point since April 4.


Adam LaRoche homers in return Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche didn't start Wednesday but had a huge impact, going 2 for 3 with a home run and five RBI in his team's 8-5, 14-inning win over the Dodgers.

LaRoche entered the game in the top of the ninth and hit a pinch-hit two-run home run to even the score at 2-2. He remained in and came up with a two-run single in the 12th inning to make it 5-3, but the Dodgers came right back in the bottom half of the inning. He provided the go-ahead run again in the 14th when he grounded into a fielder's choice, and this time the lead stuck. LaRoche has hit .259/.364/.446 with 20 home runs and 75 RBI in 424 at-bats.


Scuffling Adam LaRoche a no-go for Wednesday game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche remains out of the lineup for the Wednesday game against the host Dodgers.

A back injury sustained Monday also prevented him from playing Tuesday. LaRoche has just one hit in his last 23 at-bats. His average has tumbled from .276 to .257 since Aug. 16.


Adam LaRoche unable to return Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2014) Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Dodgers, as a result of a back injury suffered the previous night. He remains day to day at this point, though the extent of the injury is not yet known.

Adam LaRoche exits game Monday with stiff back


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2014) Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche was removed from Monday's game due to a stiff back, the Washington Post reports.

LaRoche was 0 for 3 at the plate before coming out of the game, which the Nationals won. The team will know more about the injury Tuesday, but for now he's day to day.


Adam LaRoche ready to roll against Phillies


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche has returned to the lineup Wednesday in Philadelphia after missing one game with a back problem.

LaRoche hopes to emerge from a slump that has limited him to just five hits in his last 33 at-bats.