What was behind Adam LaRoche's decision to retire?
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What was behind Adam LaRoche's decision to retire?
Saturday March 19th, 2016

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Adam LaRoche’s son Drake still has a nameplate and locker in the White Sox clubhouse, reports USA Today’s Bob Nightengale.

LaRoche retired Tuesday after Chicago vice president Kenny Williams told him to bring his son around the team less. Since, many players have criticized Williams’s actions, while others reportedly complained about Drake’s presence.

Though Drake still has a presence with the team, the White Sox appear ready to move on. 

“From [Friday] forward, we’re showing up to play baseball,” pitcher Chris Sale said. “I don’t know if there’s anything else to talk about. We have a job to do, and I think going forward, moving forward, that’s what we're here for.”

JAFFE: LaRoche controversy creating internal clash

Sale has been one of the more vocal critics of Williams in the wake of LaRoche’s retirement. The pitcher currently has LaRoche jerseys hanging next to his locker.

The White Sox open their regular season on April 4.

[USA Today]

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