MLB: AP source: Arizona, LaRoche agree to 1-year deal
By BOB BAUM
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.