Found November 19, 2012 on NESN.com:
First baseman Adam LaRoche is one of Boston’s reported targets. But the Nationals want to prevent that from happening and hope to re-sign LaRoche, who enjoyed the best season of his career last season. According to MLB.com, the negotiations between the team and their first baseman are moving slowly. After hitting .271 with 33 home runs and 100 RBIs, LaRoche is reportedly looking for a three-year deal. The Nationals extended a qualifying offer of $13.3 million, but LaRoche turned it down. Based on the report, however, the 33-year-old’s preference is to stay with the Nationals. That’s why Washington general manager Mike Rizzo is holding out hope that they’ll come to an agreement. “We’ve been in contact [with his representative],” Rizzo told MLB.com. “We’ve touched base a couple times since the season ended. We continue to talk and we’ll see where it leads us.” The Red Sox are rumored to be pursuing LaRoche as well. After trading Adrian Gonzalez to the Dodgers in August, the club finis...
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