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Brewers expected to pursue Adam LaRoche this offseason

The first baseman could wind up in Milwaukee on a two-year deal.

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The Brewers will be looking to fill their first base void via trade or free agency this winter and are expected to have serious interest in impending free agent Adam LaRoche, according to Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. According to Rosiak, Milwaukee will likely take a hard look at LaRoche if he is open to a two-year deal on the free agent market.

The Nationals are expected to decline their $15 million option on LaRoche for next season due to Ryan Zimmerman likely shifting to first base in 2015. LaRoche hit .259/.362/.455 with 26 home runs and 92 RBI in 140 games for the Nats this season, and is expected to draw significant interest from teams looking for offense at first base.

LaRoche, who turns 35 in November, will likely look for a three-year deal due to his strong numbers over the last three seasons with Washington. Though Milwaukee is clearly more interested in him on a two-year deal, they may have to go to three years in order to fill their gaping hole at the first base position with Mark Reynolds leaving via free agency and Lyle Overbay likely retiring.

In addition to LaRoche, free agent options at first base include Reynolds, Michael Cuddyer, Corey Hart, and Mike Morse.