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The White Sox hope Adam LaRoche can provide the balance and production they seek.
The club reportedly agreed to a two-year, $25-million deal with the veteran first baseman on Friday night.
LaRoche — who had a .259/.362/.455 slash line with 26 home runs and 92 RBIs in 140 games last season with the Washington Nationals — brings the White Sox a left-handed power bat to sit behind Jose Abreu in the cleanup spot.
Earlier this month, general manager Rick Hahn said he hoped to add a lefty bat to the lineup but wouldn’t specify whether or not one was needed to protect Abreu -- he only wanted more production. LaRoche, 35, who has six seasons of at least 25 homers, should be able to provide both.
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