Adam LaRoche Rumors: 1B Pursued by Red Sox, Rangers, Nationals

The Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers and Washington Nationals are targeting free agent first baseman Adam LaRoche, reports Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.

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.

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