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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, January 14, 2010

MLB: AP source: Arizona, LaRoche agree to 1-year deal

AP Sports Writer

PHOENIX A person with knowledge of the deal says first baseman Adam LaRoche has reached agreement on a one-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because LaRoche had to complete the physical needed before the contract can be finalized.
The 30-year-old hit .277 for Atlanta, Boston and Pittsburgh last season with 25 home runs and 83 RBIs. He has a .274 career average in six seasons.
Adding LaRoche would allow Arizona to shift Conor Jackson to his more natural outfield position.