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Marlins showing "aggressive interest" in Adam LaRoche

The first baseman could end up in Miami on a multi-year deal.

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UPDATE: The Marlins, White Sox and Padres are among the teams who have checked in on LaRoche, according to a report from Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com. Other teams consider LaRoche a contingency plan if they make trades.

ORIGINAL: In the wake of Giancarlo Stanton's thirteen-year, $325 million extension with the Marlins, the team is looking to add some complementary pieces in order to contend in the near future. According to a report from Jayson Stark of ESPN.com, Miami has shown "aggressive interest" in free-agent first baseman Adam LaRoche so far this offseason.

Miami has Garrett Jones slated to be their first baseman for next season, but could look to sign LaRoche, who presents an obvious upgrade. The 35-year old LaRoche is likely seeing a two- or three-year deal after having his team option declined by the Nationals, but the rumor mill has been quiet on him so far this offseason.

Many speculated at the end of the season that LaRoche would be a perfect fit for the Brewers, but their addition of Adam Lind ruled out the possibility of a LaRoche signing. Miami could look to trade Jones if they sign LaRoche, who is clearly the best first baseman on the free-agent market.

LaRoche hit .259/.362/.455 with 26 home runs and 92 RBI in 2014, his fourth and final season in Washington. The Nats are looking to move Ryan Zimmerman to first base to create a permanent spot for Anthony Rendon at third, meaning that they are not interested in bringing back LaRoche.