Chicago White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche has announced plans to retire after the team’s president, Kenny Williams, asked him not to bring his son to work every day.
Williams told LaRoche that allowing kids in the clubhouse every day could potentially become “something that can get out of hand, according to WMAQ‑TV.
So LaRoche apparently decided to walk away.
Thank u Lord for the game of baseball and for giving me way more than I ever deserved!#FamilyFirst
— Adam LaRoche (@e3laroche) March 15, 2016
LaRoche will leave a $13 million salary.
LaRoche reportedly brought his 14-year old son Drake to the team’s clubhouse with him on an everyday basis throughout the 2015 season.
“[Drake is] very welcome just as all our players kids are and always have been, really,” Williams told WMAQ. “I mean our policy is not changing. The thing I asked for in this particular situation was for it to be not an everyday thing and to dial it back.”
Williams said that LaRoche has signed his retirement papers, but the team has yet to file them with the league.
“He may,” Williams said when asked if LaRoche might reconsider. “He was encouraged to think about it for a couple of days and get back to us.”
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