Upon being relegated to the DL, LaRoche led all qualified Nationals in batting average (.319, 36-for-113), on-base percentage (.421), slugging percentage (.504) and OPS (.925). His five home runs were also tied with Danny Espinosa and Anthony Rendon for the team lead.
LaRoche is a career .266 (1271-for-4783) hitter with 306 doubles, 222 home runs, 767 RBI and an .814 OPS in 1370 games spanning 11 big league seasons.
In two rehab contests (one game apiece with Harrisburg of the Double-A Eastern League and Potomac of the Single-A Carolina League), the 34 year-old LaRoche went 1-for-5 (.200) with a walk.
Walters, 24, hit .182 (6-for-33) with three home runs and four RBI in 27 games with Washington.