Found December 23, 2012 on MLB Injury News:
The Washington Nationals and free agent first baseman Adam LaRoche made “a little bit of progress” toward a contract agreement over the last week, according to Bill Ladson of MLB.com. There has been "a little bit of progress" made between free-agent first baseman Adam LaRoche and the Nationals in the last week, according to a baseball source familiar with the negotiations. While LaRoche is looking for a three-year contract this winter, the Nationals do not appear to be willing to extend him that long of a guaranteed deal. Instead, Washington may elect to provide the veteran slugger with two years and include an option for a third. Ladson adds that the Nationals have not implemented a deadline on LaRoche’s decision, despite rumors from earlier this week. Washington has flexibility when it comes to negotiations, as they have an in-house replacement option in Mike Morse and will receive a draft pick if LaRoche signs elsewhere. Last season for the Nationals LaRoche hit .271/.343/.510 with 35 doubles and 33 home runs. The 33-year-old owns a career line of .268/.338/.482 over nine years in the majors. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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