November 26th, 2014
The Chicago White Sox have signed 1st baseman, Adam Laroche (1B/DH, CHW), to a two-year deal worth $25 million on Tuesday. The 35-year-old left-handed batter will basically replace Adam Dunn as the team's designed hitter and he will also share duties with Jose Abreu at 1st base. Laroche, who spent the last four years with the Washington Nationals, will finally have the chance to play in a hitter-friendly stadium at U.S. Cellular Field. Laroche batted .259 with 26 long balls, 92 RBIs and 73 runs in 586 plate appearances last season. He posted an amazing 108:82 K:BB ratio to give him a very solid .362 OBP in the process. His power bat will make a surging White Sox team much more dangerous offensively and he will definitely be a sleeper come draft day next spring.
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