I guess one ground why Boston Red Sox have acquired Adam LaRoche its because he is being recognized publicly as a player who stands out in the 2nd half of the season. I believe LaRoche is one solid player whom you can considered with worthwhile possibility and its a good move for Red Sox to get his service from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
This season, he's batting .247/.329/.441 with 40 RBIs and 12 HRs and a career OPS+ of 113. First baseman LaRoche has dramatically improved his batting performance that averages at least 80 points for the past 3 seasons.
With LaRoche out of the outfield, Garret Jones is expected to be likely taking over for LaRoche at first base.