"He has been pretty consistent," Williams said. "I like when he hits the ball up the middle, especially against the left-hander. He has done that a couple of times. He has driven some balls to center field as well. I think he is right on track."
Generally, it takes LaRoche a lot of at-bats to get going, and Williams still plans to have LaRoche get at-bats in Minor League camp.
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