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Trevor Plouffe | Third Baseman | #23

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/15/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 216
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (20) / MIN
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According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, free agent infielder Trevor Plouffe has agreed to a one-year deal with the Athletics.
There are no financial terms available yet, but Rosenthal says the one-year contract is only pending a physical. Plouffe was outrighted off the Twins' 40-man roster in November after batting .260/.303/.420 with 12 home runs and 47 RBI over 84 games in 2016. He missed time with a fractured rib and an intercostal strain. The 30-year-old Plouffe figures to see regular starts at third base against lefties in Oakland, but he's doubtful to hold relevance in standard fantasy leagues. Jan 10 - 11:18 PM

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Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe named the Braves and Royals as teams that have shown interest in free agent Trevor Plouffe.

The Athletics and Red Sox have also checked in on him. Plouffe was let go by the Twins earlier this offseason after hitting just .260 with 12 HR and 47 RBI over 319 at-bats in 2016. Plouffe could be a fit in Kansas City if the Royals decide to trade Mike Moustakas, who is entering the final year of his contract. Plouffe is only two years removed from an excellent 2015 campaign that included 22 HR and a career-high 86 RBI.
Source: Boston Globe
Jan 7 - 6:59 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Athletics are pursuing free agent infielder Trevor Plouffe.

Ryon Healy projects to open 2017 as Oakland's starting third baseman, but Plouffe would provide some depth in the corner infield spots and could also be an option for the outfield. The 30-year-old was limited to 80 games with the Twins in 2016 due to oblique and rib injuries while batting .260/.303/.420 with 12 homers. The Red Sox have also reportedly expressed interest.
Source: FOX Sports
Jan 5 - 10:58 PM

Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald reports that the Red Sox are interested in free agent infielder Trevor Plouffe.

The Red Sox are looking at him as a potential utility player or platoon option between first and third base. Adding an insurance policy alongside Mitch Moreland and Pablo Sandoval makes sense, but any deal would be contingent on him falling in the team's price range, likely around one year and $2-3 million. The right-handed hitting Plouffe was limited to 80 games this past season due to oblique and rib injuries while batting .260/.303/.420 with 12 homers.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 08:47:00 AM

Twins sent 3B Trevor Plouffe outright to Triple-A Rochester.

Plouffe will officially decline the assignment and become a free agent soon. He was projected to earn over $8 million in his final year of arbitration, which isn't a salary the Twins were eager to give the career .247/.308/.420 hitter. Plouffe has obviously displayed power at times, however, and shouldn't be out of work too long.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 05:11:00 PM

Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that the Twins have placed Trevor Plouffe on outright waivers.

Berardino adds that Plouffe is expected to clear waivers later Friday before becoming a free agent. The third baseman was projected to earn over $8 million this offseason in his final year of arbitration eligibility, and that's not something the Twins' new front office wanted to pay. Plouffe, 30, is a career .247/.308/.420 hitter over seven big league seasons. He'll land on his feet somewhere, but it might not be as a starter. Plouffe moving on clears the way for Miguel Sano to be the Twins' regular third baseman in 2017.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 02:40:00 PM

Twins placed OF Trevor Plouffe on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique.

He's also dealing with a strained intercostal muscle. All of it sounds painful and there's a good chance we've seen the last of Plouffe in 2016. The veteran third baseman has clubbed 12 homers in 84 games this season. Jorge Polanco and Miguel Sano will split time at the hot corner with Plouffe sidelined.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 06:59:00 PM

Trevor Plouffe's MRI revealed that he is suffering from a strained intercostal and a strained left oblique.

Plouffe injured himself on a swing late in Tuesday's game against the Royals. He was initially diagnosed with a left oblique strain, but the subsequent MRI has revealed that the veteran third baseman is also dealing with a strained intercostal muscle. Plouffe would like to play again this season, but with under a month remaining, that just might not be realistic.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 05:34:00 PM

Trevor Plouffe has been diagnosed with a left oblique strain.

Plouffe suffered the injury on a swing in the ninth inning of Tuesday night's game against the Royals. He missed most of July and part of August with a fractured rib, so the Twins are going to have to be careful here. The third baseman could very well be done for the year.
Tue, Sep 6, 2016 11:02:00 PM

Trevor Plouffe left Tuesday's game against the Royals with an apparent side injury.

Plouffe, who missed time in July and August with a fractured rib, headed for the dugout after appearing to tweak something on a hard swing in the top of the ninth inning. Kennys Vargas entered to finish out the at-bat. There should an update shortly from the Twins.
Tue, Sep 6, 2016 10:46:00 PM

Trevor Plouffe hit his 10th home run of the season in a win over the White Sox on Thursday.

The homer, a two-run deal off White Sox starter Jose Quintana in the fifth inning, was his only hit on the night. The 30-year-old has performed pretty well since returning in early August from a fractured rib, batting .286/.341/.416 last month before Thursday's two-run homer to open September. Plouffe is hitting a less imposing .261 with a .709 OPS in 79 games overall.
Thu, Sep 1, 2016 11:53:00 PM

Trevor Plouffe homered for the second consecutive game on Saturday, but it wasn't enough to lead the Twins to victory over the Blue Jays in Toronto.

Plouffe tagged Bo Schultz for a two-run blast in the seventh inning that increased the Twins' advantage to 7-3. That would be the extent of their scoring on the afternoon though, leaving room for the Jays to mount a late-inning comeback. Plouffe also singled, finishing the afternoon 2-for-3 plus a walk. He's hitting .257/.297/.409 with nine homers and 39 RBI on the season.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 04:16:00 PM

Trevor Plouffe homered, drew a walk, and drove in two runs in Friday’s loss to the Blue Jays.

He went 1-for-3 on the night. Plouffe slugged a solo homer in the first inning — his first homer since way back on July 1 — and drove in another run with a sacrifice fly in the third. The 30-year-old has had an underwhelming season while also missing time with a fractured rib, but at least he has driven in 10 runs over his last 10 games.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 11:15:00 PM

Trevor Plouffe went 3-for-5 with three RBI and a run scored in the Twins' win on Wednesday.

He also drew a walk in the game. The veteran missed more than a month with a broken rib before returning to action last week. He has not been able to repeat the solid production he delivered the last few years, slashing just .259/.295/.399 in 65 games.
Wed, Aug 17, 2016 11:44:00 PM

Trevor Plouffe is not in the Twins' lineup Saturday against the Royals.

He's just getting a breather. Jorge Polanco will fill in at third base and bat sixth against Royals right-hander Dillon Gee. Plouffe is just 2-for-15 since returning from a broken rib earlier this week.
Sat, Aug 13, 2016 04:15:00 PM

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