Adam LaRoche tells White Sox he’s stepping away from baseball

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GLENDALE, Ariz. - It appears the one of the White Sox' veteran players has had a last minute change of heart about the 2016 season and his career.

On Tuesday afternoon the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times reported that infielder and designated hitter Adam LaRoche told the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune that he plans to "step away from baseball."

LaRoche was preparing to enter his 13 season in major league baseball in 2016 and his second with the White Sox. Last season LaRoche had a rough year as he batted just 12 homers and 44 RBIs.

In the MLB since 2004, LaRoche has a career batting average of .260 with 282 homers and 882 RBIs with six different teams. Arguably his best season was in 2012 with the Nationals when he batted .271 with 33 homers with 100 RBIs while winning the Silver Slugger and Gold Glove Awards.

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