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Trevor Plouffe | Third Baseman | #24

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (29) / 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 (intercostal) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Fort Myers this weekend.
Plouffe was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right intercostal strain in mid-April. He has faced no setbacks in his recovery, though, and will be eligible to be activated from the DL on Tuesday. The Twins open next week with a series against the Astros. Apr 27 - 8:05 PM

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Trevor Plouffe (intercostal) is optimistic about returning when he's eligible on May 3.

Plouffe was placed on the disabled list last week with a right intercostal strain, but he could begin a minor league rehab assignment as soon as this weekend. Eduardo Nunez will continue to fill in at third base.
Apr 25 - 7:58 PM

Twins placed 3B Trevor Plouffe on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 18, with a right intercostal strain.

Plouffe first felt something in his side a few days ago and then aggravated the injury while running the bases on Sunday. The Twins have called up Jorge Polanco to take his place on the active roster, but Eduardo Nunez is expected to fill in at third base for now. Miguel Sano took some grounds at the hot corner on Monday, but the Twins plan to keep him in the outfield.
Apr 19 - 10:44 AM

Trevor Plouffe (intercostal) is expected to be placed on the 15-day disabled list prior to Tuesday's game.

Plouffe's side had been bothering him for a few days and he aggravated the area while running the bases on Sunday. The Twins weren't expecting a quick return, so the expectation is that they are going to make a move. They'll likely call up an infielder to take his place on the roster, with Jorge Polanco the most logical candidate. Eduardo Nunez is making the start at the hot corner Monday.
Apr 18 - 7:50 PM

The Twins will make a decision on a possible disabled list stint for Trevor Plouffe (intercostal) by Wednesday.

The Twins want to see how Plouffe responds to treatment, but they don't want to play short-handed for long in NL parks this week. "Trying to go in there with a backup catcher and two position players, a lot of things that can happen in those games require you to have a little deeper bench," said Twins manager Paul Molitor. Eduardo Nunez is filling in at third base on Monday. Miguel Sano took some grounders at third on Monday just in case, but the Twins are inclined to leave him in the outfield.
Apr 18 - 6:51 PM

Trevor Plouffe (intercostal) is out of Monday's lineup against the Brewers.

Plouffe aggravated an intercostal injury on Sunday and a stint on the disabled list hasn't officially been ruled out. Eduardo Nunez will fill in and bat leadoff against right-hander Chase Anderson.
Apr 18 - 4:50 PM

Trevor Plouffe said Sunday that he hopes not to miss more than a couple of games with his intercostal strain.

Plouffe admitted that the injury has been nagging for a while and is something he aggravated while running the bases on Sunday. It doesn't seem like a trip to the disabled list will be necessary, but fantasy owners should have a backup plan ready for the early part of next week.
Apr 17 - 7:23 PM

Trevor Plouffe has been diagnosed with a right intercostal strain and is listed as day-to-day.

Plouffe sustained the injury while running the bases during Sunday's victory over the Angels. He has been swinging an extremely hot bat as of late, slashing .302/.333/.535 with six RBI on the season.
Apr 17 - 6:27 PM

Trevor Plouffe was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Angels with an apparent injury.

It's unclear what exactly occurred, but Plouffe grabbed at his side after running to third base. He was replaced by Eduardo Nunez, who could see increased action at the position if Plouffe is forced to miss any time. Look for an update from the Twins after the conclusion of Sunday's game.
Apr 17 - 5:39 PM

Trevor Plouffe led the Twins with three hits including a solo home run Saturday in a win over the Angels.

Make it two in a row for the surging Twins. In all seriousness, the Twins might be 0-11 right now if not for Plouffe’s recent heroics. He’s had a monster series with five hits in nine at-bats with three of those hits going for extra bases. Over that span, Plouffe’s average has improved from .161 to .256. We’ll see if he can stay hot Sunday in the series finale.
Apr 16 - 5:31 PM

Trevor Plouffe is not in the Twins' lineup for Sunday's game against the Royals.

It appears to just be a day off. Eduardo Nunez is covering third base in Plouffe's place. The Twins also have John Ryan Murphy at catcher over Kurt Suzuki.

Trevor Plouffe went 1-for-4 with his first home run of the season on Wednesday night against the Orioles.

Plouffe shocked many when he hit 24 homers in 2012 and proved that kind of power wasn't a fluke with 22 homers a year ago. On Wednesday night, the 29-year-old got on the 2016 tally sheet with a solo shot at Camden Yards. He's batting cleanup for the Twins, so he should have plenty of opportunities to drive in runs throughout the season. Plouffe could be a sneaky early-April power grab in deeper formats, as he's owned in under one-fourth of fantasy leagues at the moment. The batting average will likely keep him from being a top-10 overall fantasy third baseman.
Apr 6 - 10:52 PM

Trevor Plouffe hit a pair of homers and singled Friday versus the Rays.

Both homers came off Drew Smyly. Plouffe is batting .361 with four homers in 36 at-bats. It's beginning to look like the Twins will enter the season with Joe Mauer and Miguel Sano hitting second and third, respectively, putting Plouffe in the cleanup spot. Earlier this spring, it seemed more likely that someone else (Eddie Rosario?) would bat second, pushing the others down a spot.
Mar 25 - 3:41 PM

Trevor Plouffe had a three-run homer, an RBI single and a walk Sunday in the Twins' 14-5 rout of the Orioles.

Whether he's batting fourth or fifth, Plouffe will likely occupy the spot behind Miguel Sano in the Twins' lineup, giving him some early-season mixed league value. Ideally, Byung-ho Park would overtake him at some point.
Mar 13 - 5:06 PM

The Twins did not discuss a long-term deal with Trevor Plouffe during the arbitration process.

Plouffe has two years left on his contract so there's still plenty of time to hash out a deal. The 29-year-old set career-highs with 86 RBI and 140 hits last season but it's unclear if his future is in Minnesota. For now, Plouffe will stay at the hot corner with top prospect Miguel Sano penciled in at right field.
Jan 28 - 9:57 AM

Depth Charts

C1Kurt Suzuki
2John Ryan Murphy
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Eduardo Nunez
3Jorge Polanco
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Eddie Rosario
CF1Danny Santana
RF1Miguel Sano
DH1Byung-ho Park
Starting Pitcher
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Kyle Gibson
4Ricky Nolasco
5Jose Berrios
6Tyler Duffey
7Alex Meyer
Relief Pitcher
R1Glen Perkins
2Kevin Jepsen
3Trevor May
4Casey Fien
5Michael Tonkin
6Ryan Pressly
7Fernando Abad
8Ryan O'Rourke
9Tommy Milone