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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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Trevor Plouffe (rib) threw from 90 feet and did some light running on Friday.
He'll take swings off a tee soon. Plouffe is nearly three weeks removed from a cracked rib but appears to finally be making some progress. He'll likely need a rehab assignment before returning. Jul 22 - 4:37 PM

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Twins placed 3B Trevor Plouffe on the 15-day disabled list with a cracked rib.

The injury was initially called "sore ribs," but further testing done Sunday revealed a small fracture. He is expected to miss 3-4 weeks. Plouffe has been a disappointment for the Twins so far in 2016, holding a weak .682 OPS with seven home runs and 27 RBI in 58 games.
Jul 4 - 10:32 AM

Trevor Plouffe was scratched from Sunday's lineup with sore ribs.

The Twins are calling him day-to-day for now. However, with Trevor May (back) due back Monday, Plouffe might have to show noticeable improvement over the next 24 hours in order to avoid the disabled list. Joe Mauer had been slated for a day off but will enter the lineup at first base in Plouffe's place.
Jul 3 - 2:15 PM

Trevor Plouffe is not in the Twins starting lineup on Saturday.

After clubbing a two-run homer on Friday, he'll take a seat against Chi Chi Gonzalez and the Rangers on Saturday. Miguel Sano is starting at third base and batting third for the Twins.
Jul 2 - 11:21 AM

Trevor Plouffe blasted his seventh home run of the season in a losing effort against the Rangers on Friday.

Plouffe's two-run blast in the seventh inning knotted the game at 2-2, but that would wind up being the extent of the Twins offense. He also contributed a pair of singles, finishing the night 3-for-4 to raise his season slash to .252/.283/.399 to go with seven long balls and 27 RBI.
Jul 1 - 11:52 PM

Trevor Plouffe (groin) is back in the Twins' lineup Sunday.

Plouffe missed a couple games with a mild groin strain. He's at first base Sunday, as the Twins are using Joe Mauer in the designated hitter spot and again benching Byung-ho Park. Byron Buxton and Kurt Suzuki are also getting breathers, as Danny Santana and Juan Centeno are in center field and at catcher, respectively.

The Twins are hopeful that Trevor Plouffe (groin) will play Sunday.

Plouffe suffered a mild right groin strain on Thursday, but he went through baseball activities Saturday and felt good. At the very least, it appears likely he'll avoid a stint on the disabled list.
Jun 25 - 12:54 PM

Trevor Plouffe (groin) could take some swings in the cage on Saturday.

Plouffe was held out of the lineup Friday after suffering a mild right groin strain on Thursday, but he's feeling some improvement. The Twins are optimistic he'll be able to avoid a stint on the disabled list, but it depends on how he responds in the next couple of days.
Jun 25 - 10:48 AM

Trevor Plouffe (groin) is not in the Twins' lineup Friday.

Plouffe tweaked his right groin on Thursday. The feeling is that it's a minor ailment, but he could need a few days of rest. Eduardo Nunez had slid over to third base and Eduardo Escobar will get a start at shortstop Friday.
Jun 24 - 3:57 PM

Trevor Plouffe has been diagnosed with a mild right groin strain.

Plouffe suffered the injury while trying to leg out a grounder in the bottom of the sixth inning Thursday versus the Phillies. He's listed as day-to-day, but the third baseman might have to sit out all weekend to give the strain ample time to heal. Eduardo Nunez took over at the hot corner Thursday, with Eduardo Escobar drawing the start at short.
Jun 23 - 3:50 PM

Trevor Plouffe left Thursday's game against the Phillies with an apparent leg injury.

Plouffe pulled up lame after a groundout in the bottom of the sixth inning. It looked like it might have been a hamstring strain, but that's just speculation. Look for an update within the next hour or so. This is awful timing with the trade deadline just five weeks away.
Jun 23 - 3:24 PM

Trevor Plouffe went 3-for-4 with a double and a couple of runs scored Wednesday in the Twins' 6-5 win over the Phillies.

The Twins have to make a decision soon on what to do with Miguel Sano, and their ideal solution should be to put Sano back at third and trade Plouffe. Plouffe, though, doesn't have the same kind of trade value he did in the offseason, and the Twins like him too much to want to sell low. It'd help a lot if he could get hot, and he has gone 5-for-9 with three RBI the last two days.
Jun 23 - 12:25 AM

Trevor Plouffe went 2-for-5 with a triple, two RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Phillies on Tuesday.

The triple was the first of 2016 for Plouffe, who had four last season. The runs batted in were Plouffe's first in almost a week, giving him 22 RBI in 51 games this year. The 30-year-old is hitting .244/.267/.373 on the year.
Jun 22 - 1:18 AM

Trevor Plouffe is not in the Twins starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Yankees.

It looks to be just a regular day of rest for Plouffe. Eduardo Escobar wI'll start in his place and bat seventh against Michael Pineda and the Yankees.
Jun 18 - 10:56 AM

Trevor Plouffe went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Monday's win over the Angels.

Plouffe crunched a three-run home run against Angels starter Jered Weaver in the third inning. It snapped a 1-1 tie and gave the Twins a lead they would not relinquish. With the big hit in the books, the soon-to-be 30-year-old is slashing .240/.267/.377 with five homers and 19 RBI over 167 at-bats.
Jun 14 - 1:44 AM

Depth Charts

C1Kurt Suzuki
2Juan Centeno
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Nunez
2Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Robbie Grossman
2Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
2Danny Santana
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Miguel Sano
2Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
S1Ervin Santana
2Kyle Gibson
3Ricky Nolasco
4Tyler Duffey
5Tommy Milone
Relief Pitcher
R1Glen Perkins
2Brandon Kintzler
3Fernando Abad
4Ryan Pressly
5Trevor May
6Michael Tonkin
7Taylor Rogers
8Buddy Boshers