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Trevor Plouffe | Third Baseman | #24

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
Contract: view contract details

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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. Nov 18 - 5:11 PM

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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.
Nov 18 - 2:40 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.
Sep 10 - 6:59 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.
Sep 7 - 5:34 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.
Sep 6 - 11:02 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.
Sep 6 - 10:46 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.
Sep 1 - 11:53 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.
Aug 27 - 4:16 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.
Aug 26 - 11:15 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.
Aug 17 - 11:44 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.
Aug 13 - 4:15 PM

Trevor Plouffe (rib) will start at third base in his return from the disabled list Monday against the Astros.

Plouffe has been out since July 1 due to a fractured rib, but he's now fully recovered. Miguel Sano, who was a candidate to be demoted prior to his hot hitting over the past few days, will serve as the designated hitter.
Aug 8 - 4:55 PM

Twins activated INF Trevor Plouffe from the 15-day disabled list.

It'll be interesting to see how playing time shakes out as Miguel Sano has taken over as the club's everyday third baseman in Plouffe's absence. The veteran infielder is hitting .252/.283/.399 with seven homers and 27 RBI in 231 plate appearances on the season.
Aug 7 - 5:10 PM

Trevor Plouffe (rib) is due to be activated from the disabled list on Monday.

He is 2-for-7 with a walk so far on his minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester. Plouffe will remain with Rochester through the weekend, and then it's decision time for the Twins. There is talk of Miguel Sano, who has been filling in at third base, getting demoted to the minors.
Aug 4 - 11:18 AM

Trevor Plouffe (rib) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester on Monday.

Plouffe took batting practice with no issues Friday, clearing the way for his return to game action. He figures to be ready for activation by the end of next week if all goes well.
Jul 29 - 5:57 PM

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