According to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, the Chicago White Sox have hit the free agent market again. The team has apparently signed first baseman Adam LaRoche to a two-year, $25 million contract.
The Chicago #WhiteSox just signed 1B Adam LaRoche to a 2 year, $25 million contract.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) November 22, 2014
LaRoche, 35, is a career .264 hitter with 243 homers over the course of a 11-year career with five teams. He hit .259 with 26 homers and 92 RBI for the Washington Nationals last season.
Looking to replace a now retired Paul Konerko in the lineup, Chicago finds itself a consistent bat here. LaRoche has hit 20-plus homers in each of his last 10 full seasons in the Majors. His best season came with the Nationals back in 2012 when he tagged a career-high 33 homers and drove in 100-plus runs for the second time in his career.
Chicago previously added left-handed reliever Zach Duke on a three-year contract earlier this week.
Photo: Washington Times