LaRoche, 33, is being pursued by the Boston Red Sox and Texas Rangers, in addition to the Nationals, major-league sources said Wednesday.
LaRoche received a $13.3 million qualifying offer from the Nationals which he is expected to decline. Coming off an impressive 2012 season, the veteran is reportedly seeking a multi-year contract.
LaRoche plays solid defense at first base and has hit well during his time in the majors. He showed impeccable timing last season, posting a career-year as he prepared for free agency. He hit .271/.343/.510 with 35 doubles and 33 home runs for the Nationals.
This impressive production was after a down 2011 in which LaRoche only played in 43 games while posting a meager OPS of .546. His struggles were largely attributed to a shoulder injury.