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25 Adam LaRoche 1B
Height/Weight: 6-3/215 | Birthdate: 11/6/1979 | Birthplace: Orange, CA | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Chicago | College: Seminole JC OK | MLB Experience: 11 | Salary: $10,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 95/85 | Average Draft Position: 228.81
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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.


Adam LaRoche out Tuesday with back soreness


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche was initially announced as a starter Tuesday against the Phillies, but was a late scratch from the lineup due to a sore back.

LaRoche is day to day at this point, though Matt Williams told reporters he expects to have him available for Wednesday's game.


Adam LaRoche's breakout continues


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/19/2014) As I mentioned in my latest Rankings Review, where I touch on several of the changes I made to my rest-of-season rankings, Adam LaRoche's transformation has gone largely unnoticed this season.

Yeah, everyone can see he's batting .306 (19 for 62) with six home runs and a 1.096 OPS in August, and some might remember he's been a strong finisher in the past. But I'm talking about something that's been going on all season.

I'm talking about a career-high walk rate and a career-low strikeout rate. OK, so he technically had a better strikeout rate as a 25-year-old platoon player in 2005, but you get the idea: dramatically improved discipline.

For as many ways as players regress in their mid-30s, they do typically improve in that one area. Even though his batting average is now a perfectly sustainable .272 thanks to a horrendous July, LaRoche still has a .376 on-base percentage. He's averaged about as many Head-to-Head points per game this year (3.13) as Freddie Freeman (3.17).

Given his history as a strong finisher, I'd plan to stick with him the rest of the way.


Adam LaRoche belts walk off home run against D-Backs


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2014) Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche knocked a walk off home run Monday against the Diamondbacks.

LaRoche had a tough time getting things going early on. Over his first four plate appearances, LaRoche flew out, lined out and struck out twice. He turned things around in his fifth at-bat. In the 11th inning, LaRoche worked a five-pitch at-bat against Will Harris. On the final pitch, he hit a 79 mph curveball out to right for a walk off blast. LaRoche finished 1 for 5, with one run scored and one RBI. 


Adam LaRoche slugs 18th home run Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche went 1 for 3 with a walk and a two-run home run in his team's 4-3 win over the Pirates Saturday.

LaRoche tied the game with his two-run shot after the Nationals entered the bottom of the eighth down 2-0. It was his fifth home run of the month as he continues to enjoy an excellent August. LaRoche owns a .276/.377/.470 line with 18 home runs and 66 RBI in 370 at-bats.


Adam LaRoche adds another home run Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2014) Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche belted his 17th home run Thursday against the Mets. 

LaRoche struck in the first inning. With a man on, LaRoche clubbed a 90 mph fastball out to left center for a two-run shot. LaRoche finished 1 for 3, with one run scored and two RBI. 


Adam LaRoche homers twice in win vs. Mets Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche went 2 for 4 with two home runs and three RBI in his team's 7-1 victory over the Mets Wednesday.

LaRoche put the Nationals up 3-0 in the first inning with a two-run blast before tacking on another home run in the eighth. He had managed just one home run since the beginning of July before collecting two homers Wednesday. LaRoche has hit .273/.374/.451 with 15 home runs and 59 RBI in 337 at-bats.


Adam LaRoche catching break against southpaw


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche is sitting Thursday night against Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee. He has just four hits in 22 at-bats lifetime against Lee.

Adam LaRoche breaks slump with big game in Colorado


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche continued his bounce-back season Tuesday night by playing hero in a victory at Colorado. He slugged a three-run homer in the seventh inning to break a 4-4 tie. The blast proved to be the game-winner.

LaRoche, who also singled, owns a solid .275/.381/.453. His fine game against the Rockies ended a 2-for-23 slide.


Hitters to start in Week 16


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/18/2014) Need a sleeper hitter for the shortened Fantasy Week 16 (July 18-20)? Stephen Vogt, Adam LaRoche, Martin Prado, Pablo Sandoval, Arismendy Alcantara and Torii Hunter might just fit the bill.

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.


Adam LaRoche having trouble finding hits in July


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/14/2014) Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche closed out the first half by collecting just five hits in 41 at-bats in 11 July games.

LaRoche was in the middle of an excellent ofensive season after homering in three of his final four games in June. His numbers quickly turned south in July, and he has hit just .122/.196/.171 in the month heading into the break. The slump gives the first baseman a .279/.383/.457 line with 12 home runs and 47 RBI in 269 at-bats.


Adam LaRoche slugs 12th home run in win Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2014) Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 7-3 win over the Rockies Monday.

LaRoche waited until the seventh-inning to extend his team's lead with the home run, which was his third blast in his last four games. He has hit .307/.415/.509 with 12 home runs and 44 RBI in 228 at-bats.