Found September 05, 2013 on isportsweb.com:
The struggles of Adam LaRoche have been well documented this season, many wondering if age has caught up to him. But LaRoche recently said that his ADD medicine has caused him to lose a great deal of weight this season. This brings up the question, how has this affected LaRoche’s play on the field? First of all, his choice in bat size has changed as the season has progressed. Eventually, LaRoche realized his loss of weight had resulted in the inability to swing his heavy model of a bat. Because of this, LaRoche switched to teammate Jayson Werth’s bat which resulted in better hitting for a while. However, even this began to slow down eventually and LaRoche was left looking for more answers. LaRoche’s usual practice regimen has also been thrown off this season. Usually, he would take batting practice with his teammates before every game, but this year, that has not been an option. He has needed to try anything to avoid more weight loss, even if that means giving up additional practice...
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