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The Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers and Washington Nationals are
targeting free agent first baseman Adam LaRoche, reports Jon Paul Morosi of FOX
LaRoche, 33, is being pursued
by the Boston Red Sox and Texas Rangers, in addition to the Nationals,
major-league sources said Wednesday.
LaRoche received a $13.3 million qualifying offer from the
Nationals which he is expected to decline. Coming off an impressive 2012
season, the veteran is reportedly seeking a multi-year contract.
LaRoche plays solid defense at first base and has hit well during
his time in the majors. He showed impeccable timing last season, posting a
career-year as he prepared for free agency. He hit .271/.343/.510 with 35
doubles and 33 home runs for the Nationals.
This impressive production was after a down 2011 in which
LaRoche only played in 43 games while posting a meager OPS of .546. His
struggles were largely attributed to a shoulder injury.
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Free-agent first baseman Adam LaRoche is garnering enough interest that he's expected to reject the Washington Nationals' $13.3 million qualifying offer by Friday's deadline.
LaRoche, 33, is being pursued by the Boston Red Sox and Texas Rangers, in addition to the Nationals, major-league sources said Wednesday. Under the new collective bargaining agreement, LaRoche is...
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