ESPN’s Jayson Stark reported Tuesday afternoon that the Marlins have shown “aggressive interest” in free agent first baseman Adam LaRoche. Now we can go ahead and add a few more teams to the list.
Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com is hearing from sources that the White Sox and Padres have also checked in on LaRoche, and there are other clubs viewing him as a “contingency if they make trades.”
LaRoche, 35, batted .259/.362/.455 with 26 home runs and 92 RBI in 140 games this past season for the Nationals. Washington then declined his $15 million club option for the 2015 campaign because Ryan Zimmerman, who’s had health and throwing issues, is set to take over at first base.