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The Diamondbacks may have finally found a closer

Aug 9, 2010, 11:01 PM EDT

OK, maybe not. It’s a slow Monday night and I’m pretty bored.

Still, Adam LaRoche tells Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic that he would like to get an opportunity to pitch.

“The only thing I can promise you is, if a position player gets to
pitch, it will be me,” he said. “We’ll have a fight on the mound if
somebody else is out there.”

Don’t laugh. Remember, his father, Dave LaRoche, posted a 3.53 ERA in parts of 14 major league seasons. Also, Adam was a pitcher/first baseman coming out of Seminole Junior College in Oklahoma.

Besides, with a bullpen that entered play Monday with a major-league worst 6.45 ERA, he’d probably be an improvement.

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