First baseman Adam LaRoche has signed a two-year, $25 million contract with the Chicago White Sox.
LaRoche, who turned 35 earlier this month, has spent 11 seasons in MLB and the past four with the Washington Nationals. In 2014, LaRoche hit .259 with 26 HR and 92 RBI. The Nats parted ways with LaRoche as Ryan Zimmerman will be moved to first base in 2015 despite missing 101 games due to injuries.
I think this is a nice pick-up for the Chisox. LaRoche will give 2014 AL Rookie of the Year Jose Abreu some protection in the lineup. My guess is that LaRoche will play first and Abreu will DH.
The White Sox are LaRoche’s sixth team. Prior to his stint in D.C., LaRoche played for the Atlanta Braves (twice), Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Red Sox and the Arizona Diamondbacks.
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