Pirates Hope To Deal Adam LaRoche

The Pirates would like to deal Adam LaRoche and his $7MM salary, but he's only attracting minimal interest, according to Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The 29-year-old first baseman becomes a free agent for the first time after the season. He's hitting .259/.345/.464 with 12 homers so far, better than he usually does in the first half. Over the course of his career, LaRoche's OPS is 129 points higher in the second half.

The Pirates are prepared to continue dealing after July 31st, since some of their players, possibly LaRoche, could clear waivers, allowing them to make more moves.

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