Adam LaRoche opts for free agency

Updated: November 1, 2012, 9:36 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- First baseman Adam LaRoche and left-handed reliever Sean Burnett are free agents after voiding mutual options in their contracts with the Washington Nationals.

LaRoche bypassed a $10 million option for 2013, while Burnett would have earned $3.5 million next season under his old deal.

The Nationals still could sign both players, who can have a chance to test the free-agent market.

LaRoche's 33 homers and 100 RBIs helped the Nationals win their first NL East division ...

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