Nationals Journal: adam laroche


Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 04/22/2014

Doug Fister throws three innings, Adam LaRoche has quad soreness

Doug Fister’s next appearance will be Sunday in a minor league rehab start, perhaps at Class A Potomac.

By James Wagner  |  05:55 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam LaRoche, doug fister

Posted at 07:06 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Ross Detwiler’s third start and Rafael Soriano’s improved outing

The Nationals closer had a strong inning without baserunners, an improvement from his previous spring outings.

By James Wagner  |  07:06 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam LaRoche, grapefruit league, rafael soriano, ross detwiler

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 02/17/2014

Adam LaRoche arrives at Nationals spring training seeking ‘fresh start’

Bearded and bulked up, Adam LaRoche arrived at Nationals spring training optimistic about 2014.

By Adam Kilgore  |  04:17 PM ET, 02/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 12/17/2013

Adam LaRoche reflects on USO Tour

Adam LaRoche gained a new appreciation for soldiers as he took part in a recent USO Holiday Tour.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:02 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 12/10/2013

Rehabs of Harper, Strasburg, LaRoche going well

All three players are expected to be fully ready for spring training, Manager Matt Williams said.

By James Wagner  |  03:47 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam LaRoche, Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 10/26/2013

Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper and Adam LaRoche all had surgeries this week

All three players had what the Nationals called “successful” minor surgeries on injuries that bugged them during the season.

By James Wagner  |  12:28 PM ET, 10/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam LaRoche, Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 09/28/2013

Gio Gonzalez will start tomorrow, Adam LaRoche out for final two games

Gio Gonzalez says it will be "truly an honor" to start the final game of Davey Johnson's managerial career.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:53 PM ET, 09/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam LaRoche, Gio Gonzalez

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Adam LaRoche frustrated with season, skipping batting practice to keep weight on

The struggling first baseman has generally skipped batting practice for a month to avoid losing water weight in the heat.

By James Wagner  |  01:35 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:08 PM ET, 08/29/2013

Davey Johnson on Adam LaRoche’s up and down season

The first baseman has been streaky at the plate, but his manager believes the problem isn't immune to him.

By James Wagner  |  07:08 PM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 08/25/2013

Adam LaRoche's homecoming weekend in Kansas City

Adam LaRoche received a rare trip home this weekend.

By Adam Kilgore  |  01:55 PM ET, 08/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 08/06/2013

Adam LaRoche trying to put weight back on

A number of factors contributed to Adam LaRoche losing 15 pounds by the all-star break.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:47 PM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:14 PM ET, 07/20/2013

Adam LaRoche out again; Chad Tracy back at first

The Nationals think Tracy's track record as a pinch hitter outweighs his current struggles.

By James Wagner  |  07:14 PM ET, 07/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam LaRoche, chad tracy

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 07/19/2013

Adam LaRoche out with the flu

The first baseman could return in a day or two.

By James Wagner  |  05:53 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:37 PM ET, 06/17/2013

Nationals' offensive woes, struggles against left-handers, Adam LaRoche's 'benching'

Davey Johnson's efforts to coax offensive improvement, LaRoche's recent slump and the lineup's struggles against southpaws.

By James Wagner  |  07:37 PM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam LaRoche, offense

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 05/29/2013

Adam LaRoche continues his surge

After a viciously slow start to the season, the first baseman is helping carrying the team's offense.

By James Wagner  |  01:27 PM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:49 AM ET, 05/18/2013

Adam LaRoche is heating up

Adam LaRoche has toggled between two extremes this season.

By Adam Kilgore  |  03:49 AM ET, 05/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 05/12/2013

Adam LaRoche undecided on using banned pink bats on Mother's Day

The first baseman has used pink MaxBats in the past but a new MLB policy might mean he won't be able to.

By James Wagner  |  01:00 PM ET, 05/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 05/09/2013

Adam LaRoche showing signs of snapping out of his slump

The first baseman says he is seeing the ball better than in recent weeks. He has reached based 14 of his last 20 plate appearances.

By James Wagner  |  04:55 PM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 04/30/2013

Adam LaRoche snaps long hit drought

The first baseman snaps an 0 for 26 hitless drought with a single, and after watching film with close friend Chipper Jones.

By James Wagner  |  01:31 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:18 PM ET, 04/28/2013

Adam LaRoche will remain in the lineup, and Wilson Ramos is returning to it

Manager Davey Johnson is sticking with Adam LaRoche though his hellacious slump.

By Adam Kilgore  |  09:18 PM ET, 04/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam LaRoche, Atlanta Braves, davey johnson, Nationals, wilson ramos

Posted at 07:33 PM ET, 04/26/2013

Adam LaRoche on his early slump: 'You just swing through it'

The Nationals first baseman says his slump isn't physical or mechanical, just a natural part of baseball.

By James Wagner  |  07:33 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Davey Johnson sits Adam LaRoche for a mental break; more lineup changes may come

The Nationals manager wants to be patient but wants the first baseman to snap out of his funk, and the rest of the offense, too.

By James Wagner  |  12:56 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam LaRoche, davey johnson, Lineup

Posted at 07:19 PM ET, 04/15/2013

Davey Johnson rests Adam LaRoche to get Tyler Moore some playing time

For the first time this season, the Nationals manager sits a regular player to get a younger one some at-bats. "This is no time to be selfish," LaRoche said.

By James Wagner  |  07:19 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam LaRoche, Tyler Moore

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 04/09/2013

Adam LaRoche returns to lineup, says back tightness is improved

The first baseman is back in the lineup after missing two games with back stiffness.The feeling hasn't disappeared yet but is much improved.

By James Wagner  |  06:30 PM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 04/06/2013

Adam LaRoche out of today's Nationals lineup with back stiffness, Chad Tracy in

Adam LaRoche will miss at least today's game with the back tightness that he has felt since Wednesday.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:10 PM ET, 04/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:06 AM ET, 04/06/2013

Adam LaRoche leaves with back stiffness, could sit Saturday

Adam LaRoche could sit Saturday after he left Friday night's game with lingering back stiffness.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:06 AM ET, 04/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:46 PM ET, 03/21/2013

That time Tim Hudson threw Adam LaRoche a knuckleball

The two friends, former teammates and now opponents brought some goofy fun to a spring training game.

By James Wagner  |  09:46 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 03/06/2013

Jayson Werth to hit second, Bryce Harper third in Davey Johnson's ideal lineup

The Nationals' manager implies that his ideal lineup has Werth at two and Harper hitting behind him.

By James Wagner  |  02:19 PM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam LaRoche, Bryce Harper, davey johnson, denard span, Jayson Werth, Lineup, Opening Day, Ryan Zimmerman

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 03/06/2013

Adam LaRoche hasn't been asked to replace Mark Teixeira in World Baseball Classic, but he'd consider it

Adam LaRoche would think about playing for Team USA if asked, but he doesn't feel game ready yet.

By Adam Kilgore  |  10:24 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam LaRoche, World Baseball Classic

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 02/15/2013

Adam LaRoche: 'It'll be disappointing if we were to repeat last year'

The Nationals' Gold Glove and Silver Slugger award-winning first baseman reported to camp on Friday morning, his hopes for a title just as high as his manager's.

By James Wagner  |  03:57 PM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 01/09/2013

Adam LaRoche on his return to the Nationals

From his Kansas home, slugger Adam LaRoche discusses his desire for a no-trade clause and the new draft-pick compensation that limited his market.

By James Wagner  |  05:35 PM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 01/08/2013

Adam LaRoche, Nationals agree to terms (Updated)

Veteran first baseman and team end their offseason-long stalemate and agree to a two-year deal.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:17 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 12/29/2012

Adam LaRoche still wants to re-sign with Nationals, keeping options open

The free agent is talking with multiple teams aside from the Nationals, but he still hopes he can work out a deal to stay in Washington.

By Adam Kilgore  |  11:17 AM ET, 12/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 12/27/2012

Adam LaRoche's market still in flux

With no resolution between the free agent first baseman and the Nationals, the Red Sox have entered the fray.

By James Wagner  |  12:16 PM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 12/21/2012

Nationals want an answer soon from Adam LaRoche

The team isn’t giving an ultimatum, but it would like to know whether free agent first baseman intends to stay.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:36 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 12/17/2012

Adam LaRoche doesn't mind the wait

With his market surprisingly slow, Adam LaRoche is fine with waiting for something to develop.

By Adam Kilgore  |  11:51 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 12/13/2012

What Josh Hamilton's agreement means for Adam LaRoche

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim swooped in a reportedly nabbed the top free agent outfielder, leaving LaRoche as one of the top remaining free agent hitters.

By James Wagner  |  04:30 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 12/04/2012

Nationals won't budge on two-year offer to Adam LaRoche, sides still talking

There's no advancement in talks between the two sides, but General Manager Mike Rizzo and the first baseman's agent have an open line of communication.

By James Wagner  |  06:50 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 12/01/2012

Adam LaRoche, Mike Rizzo talk contract

At Davey Johnson's charity event, Mike Rizzo and Adam LaRoche came to an understand about where they stand in contract talks.

By Adam Kilgore  |  01:45 PM ET, 12/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam LaRoche, Free agency, hot stove

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 11/28/2012

How Ryan Zimmerman's shoulder injury affected his throwing

Ryan Zimmerman can admit now: The shoulder injury that ultimately led to offseason surgery affected his throwing during the season.

By Adam Kilgore  |  04:40 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam LaRoche, Ryan Zimmerman

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 11/09/2012

Adam LaRoche declines qualifying offer

The Nationals will receive a compensatory draft pick if Adam LaRoche signs elsewhere this winter.

By Adam Kilgore  |  05:23 PM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:22 PM ET, 10/30/2012

Adam LaRoche wins first Gold Glove, Ian Desmond denied

Adam LaRoche won the first Gold Glove of his career tonight while Ian Desmond was beaten out by Jimmy Rollins.

By Adam Kilgore  |  10:22 PM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam LaRoche, Awards, Gold Glove Awards, Ian Desmond

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 10/26/2012

Adam LaRoche, Nationals still talking contract

First baseman Adam LaRoches representatives from the SFX agency and the Nationals have continued to discuss a new contract for next season and beyond, with no deal imminent but the sides working toward an agreement.

By Adam Kilgore  |  01:59 PM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 10/22/2012

Boswell: What to do about Adam LaRoche is No. 1 off-season issue facing Nationals

BOSWELL | Figuring out what to do about free agent Adam LaRoche is a difficult offseason problem confronting the Nationals.

By Washington Post Sports  |  12:36 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Adam LaRoche’s parents thank the Nationals, fans

The first baseman's parents thank the Nationals and their fans for their behavior during the playoffs, especially following the crushing Game 5 loss.

By James Wagner  |  12:40 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:50 AM ET, 10/13/2012

Adam LaRoche, Nationals hope to reach new contract

The Nationals and first baseman Adam LaRoche opened initial contract discussions roughly two weeks ago, and as they head into the offseason both sides want to stay together for the near future.

By Adam Kilgore  |  04:50 AM ET, 10/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:47 PM ET, 10/07/2012

Busch Stadium shadows make life tough on hitters

From the third through the late innings of Game 1 of the NLDS, shadows played some sort of havoc with hitters.

By Barry Svrluga  |  09:47 PM ET, 10/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sun; ryan zimmerman; kurt suzuki; adam laroche

Posted at 11:46 PM ET, 10/02/2012

Adam LaRoche reaches 100 RBI, sets career-high in home runs, takes curtain call

Adam LaRoche drilled a milestone home run and took a curtain call that culminated his comeback season.

By Adam Kilgore  |  11:46 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:14 PM ET, 09/22/2012

Adam LaRoche hits a milestone

Adam LaRoche capped the Nationals' offense with a personal milestone, and it started with a bashing of Livan Hernandez.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:14 PM ET, 09/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:20 PM ET, 09/16/2012

Davey Johnson wants Adam LaRoche back in 2013

Manager Davey Johnson says he plans to apply pressure to both sides to bring Adam LaRoche back to the Nationals next year.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:20 PM ET, 09/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:56 PM ET, 09/11/2012

Adam LaRoche wants to stay in Washington after bounce-back season

After Manager Davey Johnson stumped for Adam LaRoche to be an MVP candidate, LaRoche said he would love to come back with the Nationals.

By Adam Kilgore  |  08:56 PM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:25 PM ET, 09/02/2012

Jayson Werth misses game with cramping, Adam LaRoche rests sore back

Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth didn’t play Sunday because of a lingering cramping hamstring and first baseman Adam LaRoche didn’t start because of a sore back.

By James Wagner  |  07:25 PM ET, 09/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam LaRoche, jayson werth

Posted at 07:20 PM ET, 05/22/2011

Adam LaRoche will seek another opinion on ailing shoulder

Washington Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche will have his ailing left shoulder examined by another doctor Monday.

By Mark Giannotto  |  07:20 PM ET, 05/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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