Adam LaRoche signs with the Chicago White Sox

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First baseman Adam LaRoche has signed a two-year, $25 million contract with the Chicago White Sox, per USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. The move was later confirmed by MLB insiders Chris Cotillo and Ken Rosenthal.

The move comes as somewhat of a surprise, as the White Sox already have reigning AL Rookie of the Year, Jose Abreu, at first base. One of the two will likely move to Designated Hitter, and CSN Chicago’s Dan Hayes thinks it’s Abreu who’s more likely to make the move.

LaRoche is 35 years old, and will turn 36 within the first week or two of the 2015 season. He was a Gold Glover and Silver Slugger in 2012, and finished 6th in NL MVP Voting that season.

Mets fans should be happy to get LaRoche, a notorious “Met Killer,” out of the division.

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