Adam LaRoche 1B/DH CWS 2 days ago

LaRoche, who is feeling a bit under the weather, was replaced by Conor Gillaspie in the fifth inning Sunday, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

LaRoche is the latest player to fall victim to the bug that appears to be going around the Chicago clubhouse. He'll take a seat for the rest of the afternoon after going 1-for-2 at the plate with a walk and a run scored.

Adam LaRoche 1B/DH CWS 1 week ago

LaRoche batted from the cleanup spot on Sunday against the Royals and went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.

After a hot start to the year, LaRoche has cooled down of late, dropping his average to .210 and failing to drive in a run in the six games prior to Sunday. He will continue to hit fourth in the order against right-handed pitching, however, and should see his fare share of RBI opportunities moving forward.

Adam LaRoche 1B/DH CWS 2 weeks ago

LaRoche went 3-for-5 Saturday with his third home run of the season and four RBI.

He's enjoying life as a White Sox so far, racking up 12 RBI in his first 11 games. He should continue seeing plenty of opportunities to drive runs in batting cleanup for Chicago.

Adam LaRoche 1B/DH CWS 4 weeks ago

LaRoche is 1-for-11 with a double after Chicago's opening series at Kansas City.

It was a rough start for the 35-year-old and his new contract, as six of those 11 outs came by strikeout. A key for LaRoche's career year last season was an 18.4 percent strikeout rate, his lowest in 10 years. He should look better against the Twins though, as he'll be hitting against a mediocre trio of Tommy Milone, Mike Pelfrey and Phil Hughes.

Adam LaRoche 1B/DH CWS 1 month ago

LaRoche was scratched from Wednesday's spring game with an illness, Doug Padilla of ESPN Chicago reports.

LaRoche reported feeling under the weather, but it doesn't appear to be a particularly serious ailment. Consider him day-to-day as he may be held out again Thursday and possibly Friday, but he should be back on the field without missing too much time.

Adam LaRoche 1B/DH CWS 1 month ago

LaRoche has struggled at the plate recently, going 1-for-9 over the past three games since returning from a minor back issue.

LaRoche received one day off last week due to a minor back issue, and has struggled a bit since returning. It's been a struggle overall this spring as well, as the veteran is sticking at just .212/.229/.394 with one home run and nine RBI. However, he's been lauded for his play defensively, and could see a fair amount of time at first base this season.

Adam LaRoche 1B/DH CWS 2 months ago

LaRoche will receive the day off Wednesday with a minor lower-back issue, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

The Nationals have the day off Friday, so LaRoche's potential return to the field would come Saturday. The issue appears to be minor, but should be monitored over the next few days to ensure nothing more emerges.

Adam LaRoche 1B/DH CWS 5 months ago

White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Tuesday that he sees LaRoche playing about two games a week at first base next season, ESPNChicago.com reports.

LaRoche is a former Gold Glove winner at first base and clearly has an edge over Jose Abreu, defensively, but the White Sox don't want to penalize Abreu after his AL Rookie of the Year campaign by taking away his defensive responsibilities. Thus, LaRoche will serve primarily as the DH, Ventura clarified, likely only seeing in the range of 50-60 games at first in 2015.

Adam LaRoche 1B/DH CWS 5 months ago

LaRoche signed a two-year, $25 million contract with the Whits Sox on Friday, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

LaRoche had a decent year with the Nationals in 2014, batting .259/.362/.455 with 26 home runs and 92 RBI. He will head to one of the more hitter-friendly ballparks in baseball. He will join Jose Abreu, who will likely serve mainly as the designated hitter, in the middle of the lineup.

Adam LaRoche 1B/DH CWS 6 months ago

The Nationals declined to pick up the 2015 option on LaRoche's contract, the Washington Post reports.

With Ryan Zimmerman's shoulder issues forcing a move across the diamond, there was just no room in Washington for LaRoche as well. The first baseman will head into free agency sporting a .259/.362/.455 slash line in 140 games (the OBP is a career high) with 26 home runs and 92 RBI. LeRoche turns 35 in November, and likely won't be able to secure a lengthy deal, but his steady stick combined with his excellent defensive reputation should attraction some attention on the market.