Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/8/12
In August the Red Sox traded their incumbent first baseman in Adrian Gonzalez, and have since been left with a gaping hole at the position. That hole has yet to be filled as free agency begins in earnest, and suffice to say the Red Sox are looking at existing major-league options from outside the organization to fill that role. One of those options may be Adam LaRoche, who spent the last two seasons with the Washington Nationals, according to Fox Sports’ Jon Morosi. The 33-year-old free agent is coming off one of the best seasons in his career, in which he hit 33 home runs, knocked in 100 runs and won his first-career Gold Glove. Though 2012 was something of an outlier for LaRoche, he’s been a consistent performer throughout his career, never hitting less than 20 home runs in a full season. Additionally, he spent six games with the Red Soxin the middle a wild 2009 season during which he played for Pittsburgh, Boston and Atlanta — being traded twice in the course of nine days. The Red Sox gave up shortstop Argenis Diaz and minor-league pitcher Hunter Strickland to obtain LaRoche on July 22, before sending him to the Braves for Casey Kotchman on July 31. According to Morosi, LaRoche is also being pursued by the Rangers, while any number of reports contend that Washington is still interested in retaining his services. Sources: #Rangers, #RedSox pursuing Adam LaRoche. He is expected to reject #Nats qualifier. Story here: on-msn.com/STcZRI @mlbonfox — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 8, 2012
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Rangers survive war of attrition in Game 1 vs Blue Jays

NBA Players Union to fund cardiac screenings for retired players

Dolphins fire defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle, promote Lou Anarumo

Rob Manfred isn’t a fan of tweaking playoff format

Matt Barnes opens up about Derek Fisher fight

Bennett: QBs make too much money, not enough left for OL


Frank Gore must step up vs. Texans with Andrew Luck out

Sean Rodriguez apologizes about outburst, including to water cooler

"Friday Night Lights" writer calls Chip Kelly a fraud

Gregg Popovich now resting himself by sitting out games

Knicks' sellout streak at Madison Square Garden halted at 201

Rex Ryan: Probably ‘a reach’ for Karlos Williams to play Sunday

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Vin Scully to miss the entire postseason

Putin celebrates birthday by scoring seven goals in hockey game

"Friday Night Lights" writer calls Chip Kelly a fraud

Women in sports this week: Is this 2015 or 1965?

Three reasons each AL team can win the pennant

Garrett addresses Hardy's comments about Gisele

Five outrageous predictions for NFL Week 5

Rex makes players do push-ups in practice after penalty calls

Weeden compares QB situation to 'backing up Derek Jeter'

Pirates fan dresses as Steve Bartman, fails to curse Cubs

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker