|Nov. 21 8:41 PM PT9:41 PM MT10:41 PM CT11:41 PM ET23:41 ET4:41 GMT12:41 9:41 PM MST11:41 PM EST12:11 AM VEN8:41 UAE10:41 PM CT-A person familiar with the situation says free agent first baseman Adam LaRoche has agreed to a contract with the Chicago White Sox.
Analysis: The White Sox have AL Rookie of the Year Jose Abreu entrenched at first base, so LaRoche is likely to see most of his time at designated hitter. He has spent almost his entire career in the National League, save for six games for Boston in 2009. LaRoche gives the White Sox some sorely needed power from the left side. He hit .259 with 26 homers and 92 RBIs in 140 games this year for NL East champion Washington.
|Oct. 30 3:29 PM PT4:29 PM MT5:29 PM CT6:29 PM ET18:29 ET22:29 GMT6:29 3:29 PM MST5:29 PM EST5:59 PM VEN2:29 UAE (+1)4:29 PM CT-The Washington Nationals have declined the option on first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Analysis: The 34-year-old LaRoche's deal included a $15 million mutual optional for next season, but Washington instead chose to pay him a $2 million buyout.
|Sep. 24 4:05 PM PT5:05 PM MT6:05 PM CT7:05 PM ET19:05 ET23:05 GMT7:05 4:05 PM MST6:05 PM EST6:35 PM VEN3:05 UAE (+1)6:05 PM CT-LaRoche went 2 for 3 with a three-run homer in a 4-2 win over the New York Mets on Tuesday night.
Analysis: LaRoche has seven of his 26 homers in the past 17 games but is 4 for 31 (.129) at the plate in his past eight contests.
|Sep. 8 3:42 PM PT4:42 PM MT5:42 PM CT6:42 PM ET18:42 ET22:42 GMT6:42 3:42 PM MST5:42 PM EST6:12 PM VEN2:42 UAE (+1)5:42 PM CT-LaRoche slugged a pair of home run in Sunday's 3-2 win over Philadelphia.
Analysis: LaRoche is in the midst of a hot stretch, going 5 for 12 with four homers and 10 RBIs in his last four contests.
|Aug. 10 1:49 PM PT2:49 PM MT3:49 PM CT4:49 PM ET16:49 ET20:49 GMT4:49 1:49 PM MST3:49 PM EST4:19 PM VEN0:49 UAE (+1)3:49 PM CT-LaRoche went 3 for 5 with his 16th home run in Saturday's 4-1, 11-inning win at Atlanta.
Analysis: LaRoche has been heating up with nine hits - three home runs - in 20 at-bats over his last five games.
|July 21 2:04 PM PT3:04 PM MT4:04 PM CT5:04 PM ET17:04 ET21:04 GMT5:04 2:04 PM MST4:04 PM EST4:34 PM VEN1:04 UAE (+1)4:04 PM CT-LaRoche rapped two hits Sunday.
Analysis: LaRoche has seven hits in his last 50 at-bats so he is slumping big-time.
|June 24 11:22 AM PT12:22 PM MT1:22 PM CT2:22 PM ET14:22 ET18:22 GMT2:22 11:22 AM MST1:22 PM EST1:52 PM VEN22:22 UAE1:22 PM CT-LaRoche hit a three-run homer to help the Washington Nationals beat the Brewers 3-0 on Monday night.
Analysis: LaRoche, who also singled, is 9 for 21 (.429) with five RBIs in his last six games.
|June 23 3:33 PM PT4:33 PM MT5:33 PM CT6:33 PM ET18:33 ET22:33 GMT6:33 3:33 PM MST5:33 PM EST6:03 PM VEN2:33 UAE (+1)5:33 PM CT-LaRoche had two hits Sunday for the Nats.
Analysis: LaRoche went 5 for 12 in the final three games of the four-game set.
|May 25 10:35 AM PT11:35 AM MT12:35 PM CT1:35 PM ET13:35 ET17:35 GMT1:35 10:35 AM MST12:35 PM EST1:05 PM VEN21:35 UAE12:35 PM CT-The Washington Nationals have activated LaRoche from the 15-day disabled list, and he is batting cleanup against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Analysis: LaRoche had been out since May 10 with a strained right quadriceps before rejoining the lineup Sunday. He is hitting .319 with five home runs and 21 RBIs in 32 games.
|May 11 12:46 PM PT1:46 PM MT2:46 PM CT3:46 PM ET15:46 ET19:46 GMT3:46 12:46 PM MST2:46 PM EST3:16 PM VEN23:46 UAE2:46 PM CT-The Nationals placed LaRoche on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right quad. The team announced the move late Saturday, but it wasn't made official until Sunday.
Analysis: LaRoche aggravated the injury during Friday's 8-0 loss to the Oakland Athletics and was held out of the final two games of the series. He was the Nationals' leading hitter in several categories and had five home runs and 21 RBIs before getting hurt. LaRoche joins Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman and outfielder Bryce Harper on the DL.
|Apr. 30 1:41 PM PT2:41 PM MT3:41 PM CT4:41 PM ET16:41 ET20:41 GMT4:41 1:41 PM MST3:41 PM EST4:11 PM VEN0:41 UAE (+1)3:41 PM CT-LaRoche hit a tying double in the eighth inning and a go-ahead single in the ninth Tuesday night that lifted the Washington Nationals over the Houston Astros 4-3.
Analysis: LaRoche, batting .312 this season, is 9 for 25 (.360) with six RBIs in his last six games.
|Apr. 25 10:14 AM PT11:14 AM MT12:14 PM CT1:14 PM ET13:14 ET17:14 GMT1:14 10:14 AM MST12:14 PM EST12:44 PM VEN21:14 UAE12:14 PM CT-LaRoche went 2 for 6 with his fourth homer in Thursday's 4-3, 12-inning loss to San Diego.
Analysis: LaRoche has hit safely in eight straight games, a stretch during which he's gone 11 for 31.
|Apr. 11 3:18 PM PT4:18 PM MT5:18 PM CT6:18 PM ET18:18 ET22:18 GMT6:18 3:18 PM MST5:18 PM EST5:48 PM VEN2:18 UAE (+1)5:18 PM CT-LaRoche had another two hits in a 7-1 win over Miami on Thursday.
Analysis: The Washington first baseman is 8 for 17 (.471) with one homer, one double and three RBIs in his last five games.
|Apr. 9 2:44 PM PT3:44 PM MT4:44 PM CT5:44 PM ET17:44 ET21:44 GMT5:44 2:44 PM MST4:44 PM EST5:14 PM VEN1:44 UAE (+1)4:44 PM CT-LaRoche was 3 for 3 with his ninth RBI and a walk in Tuesday's win over Miami.
Analysis: LaRoche is off to a strong start, hitting .348 and walking seven times through seven games.