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Trevor Plouffe | Third Baseman | #25

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/15/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 216
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (20) / MIN
Contract: view contract details

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Trevor Plouffe was scratched from Monday's lineup with left intercostal tightness.
He's dealt with intercostal issues in the past, so there's no reason to push it. Plouffe is in camp with the Rangers this spring as a non-roster invitee. Feb 26 - 1:54 PM

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Trevor Plouffe said Sunday that it's unlikely he'd accept a minor league assignment if he doesn't make the Rangers' Opening Day roster.

Plouffe is in camp as a non-roster invitee and it sounds like he'll use the opt-out clause in his contract if he doesn't make the team. He batted just .198/.272/.318 across 100 games for the A's and Rays last season.
Feb 18 - 11:34 AM

Rangers signed INF Trevor Plouffe to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic first reported that the deal was close and's Mark Feinsand says it's done. Plouffe, 31, batted only .198/.272/.318 across 100 games for the A's and Rays last season, so it's not a surprise that he's going to have to settle for a minor league pact. He'll try to win a bench job.
Feb 12 - 7:18 PM

Rays purchased the contract of INF Trevor Plouffe from Triple-A Durham.

Plouffe was recently outrighted to Triple-A after being designated for assignment, but he'll return to the major league roster for the final month. The 31-year-old has hit just .178/.268/.247 with one homer, two RBI and a 25/8 K/BB ratio in 82 plate appearances with the Rays this season.
Mon, Sep 4, 2017 01:19:00 PM

Rays sent INF Trevor Plouffe outright to Triple-A Durham.

The 31-year-old passed through waivers unclaimed and will continue to function as organizational depth for the Rays. He hit a paltry .178/.268/.247 with one homer, two RBI and a 25/8 K/BB ratio in 82 plate appearances with the Rays.
Sat, Aug 26, 2017 07:32:00 AM

Rays designated INF/DH Trevor Plouffe for assignment.

Plouffe batted just .178/.268/.247 in 31 games for Tampa Bay, after hitting .214/.276/.357 through his first 58 games of the season with Oakland. The 31-year-old should be able to find another team eventually, but he's probably off the fantasy radar for good.
Tue, Aug 22, 2017 10:49:00 PM

Trevor Plouffe is at DH and batting seventh in his Rays debut Monday versus the Reds.

Plouffe was acquired from the Athletics over the weekend for cash considerations, after being designated for assignment. He had batted just .214/.276/.357 with seven homers and 15 RBI in 199 plate appearances with Oakland and probably won't get much of a jolt in fantasy value with the move to Tampa Bay.
Mon, Jun 19, 2017 03:23:00 PM

Rays acquired INF Trevor Plouffe from the Athletics for cash considerations.

The A's designated him for assignment on Thursday and are happy to get anything in return for the veteran infielder. Plouffe hit just .214/.276/.357 with seven homers, 14 RBI and a 58/16 K/BB ratio in 199 plate appearances with the Athletics. He's expected to join the Rays on Monday.
Sat, Jun 17, 2017 11:13:00 AM

Athletics designated INF Trevor Plouffe for assignment.

His roster spot has been absorbed by top prospect Matt Chapman. We're guessing this wasn't what Plouffe had in mind for his 31st birthday. Plouffe has had a tough year offensively, hitting just .214 with seven homers and 58 strikeouts in 182 at-bats. Unless he's claimed off waivers or the A's can work out a trade, Oakland will be on the hook for most of Plouffe's $5.25 million salary.
Thu, Jun 15, 2017 04:59:00 PM

According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, the A's will designate Trevor Plouffe for assignment.

That'll be the move to clear a roster spot for top third base prospect Matt Chapman, who's due to arrive in Oakland ahead of Thursday night's series opener against the visiting Yankees. Plouffe scored a one-year, $5.25 million free agent contract from the A's in January but has batted just .214/.276/.357 in 58 games. Chapman will get everyday playing time at the hot corner.
Thu, Jun 15, 2017 02:16:00 PM

Trevor Plouffe went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and a walk in Wednesday's 10-inning loss to the Blue Jays.

In a fun little back-and-forth offensive contest, Plouffe homered off Jharel Cotton in the fourth inning to draw the A's to within 4-3. They would later tie up the contest before surrendering three backbreaking runs in 10th inning. For his part, veteran third baseman Plouffe is now up to seven homers and 14 RBI while hitting to a .216/.280/.364 triple-slash in 55 games.
Wed, Jun 7, 2017 07:41:00 PM

Trevor Plouffe went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Rangers.

Plouffe took A.J. Griffin deep for a solo home run in the second inning to put the A's on the board. The dinger was his sixth of the season. While Plouffe has hit double-digit home runs in each of the last five seasons and should be able to achieve that feat with ease once again in 2017, his overall body of work in 2017 -- he owns a .233/.297/.414 triple-slash -- is less than impressive.
Sun, May 14, 2017 06:12:00 PM

Trevor Plouffe went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Thursday's 9-6 win over the Mariners.

In a fun back-and-forth contest, Plouffe stepped to the plate against Dan Altavilla with two on and one out in the seventh inning and the A's clinging to a 6-5 advantage. Plouffe provided breathing room and then some, connecting for a 390-foot homer to left to boost the Athletics to a 9-5 advantage. That one hit rescued what would have been a disappointing evening, as he struck out in his other three at-bats. Through his first 51 at-bats of the season, Plouffe has struggled to a .216/.293/.392 triple-slash with three home runs and eight RBI.
Fri, Apr 21, 2017 01:28:00 AM

Trevor Plouffe hit a home run in his second straight game Saturday against the Astros.

Plouffe didn't homer through his first nine games as an Athletic but has now homered in back-to-back games. The dinger was his only hit in three at-bats Saturday. Despite the power surge, the 30-year-old is off to a slow start in his new digs, batting just .205/.273/.359 in 11 games.
Sat, Apr 15, 2017 10:43:00 PM

After striking out three times and committing two errors, Trevor Plouffe hit his first homer of the season in the ninth inning of Friday's game against the Astros.

The A's were down 7-1 at the time, so it didn't count for much. The A's signed Plouffe as their everyday third baseman, but he'd be more valuable playing primarily against left-handers. He's hitting .195 with a 13/2 K/BB ratio in 36 at-bats.
Sat, Apr 15, 2017 01:36:00 AM

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