Adam LaRoche RUMORS & NEWS

  • Adam LaRoche on Walking Away From the White Sox for His Son: 'I Haven't Lost an Ounce of Sleep'

    People Magazine "It has been just over a month since Chicago White Sox player Adam LaRoche made headlines after leaving the team and retiring from the sport, and he says has "zero regrets." "I haven't lost an ounce of sleep," LaRoche, 36, told ABC News in an interview that aired on Good Morning America on..." April 19

  • Adam LaRoche goes deep on his decision to walk

    ESPN "Adam LaRoche speaks with the kind of certainty that makes doubt seem like a disease. He can make his argument, and he can make yours too, talking his way through every side of a story like a guy working a piece of furniture down a tight stairwell: slowly, carefully, occasionally taking a step back..." April 13

  • White Sox chairman declares LaRoche saga over

    ESPN "Chicago White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf says he has met with Adam LaRoche and the team and is declaring the saga over. LaRoche abruptly retired Tuesday after he was told by executive vice president Kenny Williams that his 14-year-old son wasn't allowed to be in the clubhouse. In a..." March 20

  • Players, staff complained about LaRoche's son

    USA Today "Now, do we really think Chicago White Sox executive vice president Ken Williams acted alone here, going out of his way to alienate his own team and have one of its most popular players abruptly quit in anger? In the wake of Adam LaRoche’s surprise retirement, there are plenty of spinning..." March 19

  • Sale hangs jerseys for Adam, Drake LaRoche in locker

    The Score "Chris Sale continues to show his support for the LaRoche family. On Friday, three days after Adam LaRoche decided to retire following Kenny Williams' request to dial back how much time his son, Drake, spends in the clubhouse, Sale hung jerseys for the veteran designated hitter and his..." March 18

  • LaRoche confirms retirement, says White Sox banned son

    The Score "Adam LaRoche announced his retirement from baseball Friday, saying he made the decision after he was told by the Chicago White Sox he could no longer bring his 14-year-old son to the ballpark. LaRoche made the announcement on Twitter, which read in part: Prior to signing with the White..." March 18

  • Sale: White Sox were lied to by exec Williams

    ESPN "With two Adam LaRoche jerseys hanging at his locker -- one signed by LaRoche's son, Drake -- Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale said Friday that he and his teammates were lied to by executive Kenny Williams. The jersey signed by Drake LaRoche had the message: "Chris thank you for taking care of..." March 18

  • Sale 'lit up' Williams for LaRoche situation

    The Score "Chris Sale has Adam LaRoche's back. On Wednesday, after Chicago White Sox president Ken Williams acknowledged asking LaRoche to dial back how much time his son, Drake, spends in the clubhouse, Sale reportedly "lit up" Williams in a contentious meeting between players and management, according..." March 17

  • White Sox players considered boycott to support Adam LaRoche

    ESPN "Chicago White Sox players considered not playing in Wednesday's spring training game in support of former teammate Adam LaRoche, sources told ESPN's Karl Ravech. LaRoche abruptly retired Tuesday after team president Ken Williams told the slugger that he had to limit the time his 14-year-old..." March 17

  • Adam LaRoche may not like it, but White Sox request for less Drake is fair

    USA Today "Let’s be honest here: The Chicago White Sox would love first baseman Adam LaRoche to walk away from his job and leave behind $13 million worth of paychecks. If LaRoche is so upset that he can’t bring his 14-year-old son to work with him every day as he has done for much of the past five..." March 17

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: LaRoche chose to retire after #WhiteSox prez Ken Williams told him that he no longer could bring 14-year-old son into clubhouse.

  • Adam LaRoche chose to retire because son wasn’t welcome

    SI "White Sox DH Adam LaRoche chose to retire after team president Ken Williams told him his son was no longer welcome in the clubhouse, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports. LaRoche informed the club and his teammates during a meeting Tuesday that he was retiring after a 12-year career. He said his..." March 16

  • Adam LaRoche to retire from baseball

    Chicago Sun-Times "Adam LaRoche has told the White Sox he plans to retire. The White Sox designated hitter, who has one year remaining on his contract that would have paid him $13 million, spoke to teammates during a meeting at Camelback Ranch Tuesday morning. “I’ve decided to step away from baseball,” LaRoche..." March 15

  • Ventura: LaRoche must 'earn a job' in White Sox spring training

    CSN Chicago "Adam LaRoche must earn his keep. While the veteran isn’t the only player the White Sox have said they need more production from this weekend at SoxFest, he has been a focal point of a few fan questions critical of the club’s play. The White Sox have no plans to simply cut LaRoche without..." January 30

  • White Sox haven't found a suitor for Adam LaRoche

    CSN Chicago "The Pittsburgh Pirates reportedly said no to Adam LaRoche at a discounted rate and the Seattle Mariners traded for Adam Lind. Those two teams were identified by an industry source earlier this week as two of the best fits for LaRoche, as long as the White Sox ate at least $8 million of his $13..." December 11

  • White Sox reportedly shop comeback candidate Adam LaRoche

    CSN Chicago "If he returns, the White Sox think Adam LaRoche should bounce back to form next season. But there’s a chance he might not be back. The White Sox are reportedly shopping the veteran first baseman this week at the Winter Meetings at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel. LaRoche — who hit .207/.293/.340..." December 09

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    Dan Hayes @CSNHayes

    Adam LaRoche with patella tendinitis in his right knee. #WhiteSox

  • Adam LaRoche would have benched himself two months ago

    CSN Chicago "Adam LaRoche doesn’t like it but he understands why he hasn’t been in the White Sox lineup this week. LaRoche was out of the starting lineup for a third straight game on Wednesday night as he continues to try and solve his season-long slump. The White Sox designated hitter has recently..." August 20

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The Chicago #WhiteSox just signed 1B Adam LaRoche to a 2 year, $25 million contract.

  • Marlins reportedly make offer to LaRoche "The Marlins may not have to look outside of their own division to find a middle-of-the-order hitter. Miami reportedly has a two-year, $20 million offer on the table to free agent Adam LaRoche, according to the Miami Herald. The 35-year-old first baseman batted .259 with 26 home runs and 92..." November 20

  • White Sox, Padres among teams with interest in free agent first baseman Adam LaRoche

    Hardball Talk "ESPN’s Jayson Stark reported Tuesday afternoon that the Marlins have shown “aggressive interest” in free agent first baseman Adam LaRoche. Now we can go ahead and add a few more teams to the list. Ken Rosenthal of is hearing from sources that the White Sox and Padres have also..." November 19

  • Adam LaRoche accepts that he must step aside to make room for Ryan Zimmerman

    Washington Post "For so many reasons, Adam LaRoche wants to stay. He adores his Washington Nationals teammates. He believes the team that was — in his words — “terrible” when he arrived will win into the foreseeable future. He sees people in Nationals caps around his home in McLean, and when he first came here he..." October 11

  • Adam LaRoche joins Harold Baines with historically-rare achievement

    Hardball Talk "When Adam LaRoche stepped to the plate in the ninth inning against Kenley Jansen, pinch-hitting for Tyler Moore, he could have quoted Dante from the movie Clerks, saying, “I’m not even supposed to be here today!” The Nationals’ first baseman has been bothered lately by a back injury and was out of..." September 04

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    Chase Hughes @chasehughesCSN

    Adam LaRoche is taking grounders today for first time since landing on DL, sounds likely to make a rehab appearance at some point. #Nats

  • Adam LaRoche headed for the DL with quad strain

    Washington Post "Adam LaRoche, the Nationals’ best player so far this season, is heading to the 15-day disabled list, according to Manager Matt Williams, after an MRI exam on Saturday revealed a worse quad strain than expected. LaRoche had been playing with a sore right quad for over two weeks but struggled to do..." May 11

  • Nationals Strasburg, Harper, LaRoche all have "successful" surgery

    Masn "The Nationals announced this morning that three players - Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper and Adam LaRoche - underwent "successful" surgery this week. All three guys are expected to be ready for the start of spring training. Strasburg underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove bone chips from his..." October 26

  • LaRoche’s homer in 15th inning lifts Washington to 8-7 victory over Atlanta

    Washington Post "At 12:49 a.m. Sunday morning Saturday night’s dramatic and exhausting slugfest with the Atlanta Braves lasting into the following day Dan Haren fired the game’s 518th pitch. He struck out Jordan Schafer on a splitter and high-fived catcher Wilson Ramos who crouched behind the plate for all 15..." August 18

  • LaRoche breaks out of slump to carry Washington past visiting Chicago, 8-7

    Washington Post "The first week of the Washington Nationals season has been an exercise in sputtering starts and stops. The Nationals have played seven games in nine days, and the two off days may have provided some extra rest, but also seemed to prevent the team’s revamped lineup from establishing a..." April 10

  • Adam LaRoche feeling ‘much better,’ remains out of the Nationals lineup

    Washington Post "First baseman Adam LaRoche said his stiff back feels “much better” today, and he was actually surprised how good he felt when he woke up. Still, he’ll miss his second straight game in favor of Chad Tracy, which will give LaRoche three full days, including Monday’s off day, to rest his back." April 07

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    Mark Zuckerman @

    LaRoche says no MRI planned. Hopes to play tomorrow.