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Nationals | Adam LaRoche trying to gain weight

Washington Nationals 1B Adam LaRoche said he's underweight and is drinking protein shakes to try to gain some weight down the stretch. LaRoche has been around 200 pounds, around 10 or 15 pounds under what he would like to play at. He takes Ritalin to combat his ADD, and it causes him to lose weight during the season. "That medicine just makes it hard to eat," LaRoche said. "It hurts your appetite. Nothing tastes real good. Just kind of got to force it down. If you're not careful, you'll look up a month later and be dropping some weight."

Fantasy Tip: Perhaps that's one of the reasons why LaRoche is having a down year compared to last season. He still has 16 home runs, though, and he typically performs better in the second half.

2013-08-06 12:53:14 | Source: The Washington Post - Adam Kilgore

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