Report: White Sox shopping Adam LaRoche

SHARE Report: White Sox shopping Adam LaRoche
SHARE Report: White Sox shopping Adam LaRoche

‘Tis the season to unload underachieving players with overinflated contracts, and apparently the White Sox are looking to do just that with Adam LaRoche.

According to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, Chicago is shopping the first baseman in hopes of clearing enough salary to add a big bat.

Considering LaRoche, 36, batted a career-worst .207 this past season and is set to earn $13 million in 2016, that might be hard to do unless the White Sox are willing to take on a large chunk of his salary.

Chicago signed the veteran to a two-year, $25 million deal last November hoping he would add power to the lineup, but LaRoche hit just 12 home runs and his slugging dropped from .455 to .340.

MLB.com’s Phil Rogers suggested the White Sox might be interested in adding either Pedro Alvarez or Chris Carter, but only if they can rid themselves of LaRoche.

Alvarez and Carter, both free-agent first basemen, combined to hit 50 home runs last season.

Stats via Baseball-Reference

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