Blue Jays Designate Andy LaRoche For Assignment

The Blue Jays have designated Andy LaRoche for assignment to clear a roster space for Chien-Ming Wang, according to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca (on Twitter).

LaRoche, 29, appeared in just one game for the Jays this season and went 0-for-4. The infielder is a former top prospect who ranked on Baseball America's Top 100 prospects list each year from 2005-08, placing as high as No. 19. However, in parts of six Major League seasons (1,336 plate appearances), he's hit just .226/.304/.336 with 22 home runs. LaRoche, who has spent time with the Dodgers, Pirates, A's and Blue Jays, was originally a 39th-round selection by the Dodgers in the 2003 draft. He is the younger brother of Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche.


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