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Nationals Re-Sign First Baseman Adam LaRoche to Two-Year Deal

Jan. 8 (Bloomberg) -- The Washington Nationals have re-signed Adam LaRoche to a two-year agreement after the first baseman hit a career-high 33 home runs last season.

The 33-year-old’s new contract includes a mutual option for the 2015 season, the Major League Baseball franchise announced today in an e-mailed release. While financial terms of the agreement were not released by the team, MLB.com reported today that the deal is worth $24 million.

LaRoche hit .271 with 100 runs batted in last season, his second with the Nationals. He also won the Gold Glove as the National League’s best defensive first baseman.

In nine MLB seasons with the Nationals, Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox and Pittsburgh Pirates, LaRoche has hit .268 with 197 home runs and 684 RBIs. He is one of four active players to hit at least 25 home runs with four different teams, according to the release, joining Adrian Beltre of the Texas Rangers, Alfonso Soriano of the Chicago Cubs and free agent Jim Thome.

To contact the reporter on this story: Eben Novy-Williams in New York at enovywilliam@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net

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