The Arizona Diamondbacks have reached agreement on a one-year deal with free-agent first baseman Adam LaRoche, according to this tweet from Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Does this make sense? LaRoche reportedly turned down a two-year, $17 million offer from the Giants to sign for one year with the Diamondbacks.
Maybe he’s banking on a big season so he can test the market again next winter.
The Orioles weren’t going to offer more than one year, which seemed to take them out of the running unless he became desperate. I’m curious to find out the rest of the details on LaRoche’s new contract, assuming this report is true.
The Diamondbacks weren’t mentioned as one of the potential suitors for LaRoche. It appeared that his options were severely limited once the Giants signed Aubrey Huff, but the market wasn’t drying up as much as we were led to believe. There’s always a trickle somewhere that goes unreported.