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Trevor Plouffe | Third Baseman | #3

Team: Oakland Athletics
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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Trevor Plouffe said Sunday that his abductor muscle isn't bothering him anymore.
Plouffe was lifted from Saturday's game after tweaking the muscle, but it looks to be a very minor injury. He'll be held out until at least Wednesday just to be safe, but it appears he'll be fine. Mar 26 - 12:09 PM

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Trevor Plouffe was pulled from Saturday's Cactus League game against the Reds after tweaking his abductor muscle.

In layman's terms, he's dealing with a hip injury. Plouffe went 2-for-2 with a single and a triple before exiting in the sixth inning. Jordan Tarsovich played the rest of the game at third base. Until the A's pass along an update, we'll consider Plouffe day-to-day.
Mar 25 - 8:08 PM

Trevor Plouffe went 2-for-2 with an RBI single and a run scored Friday against the White Sox.

Signed to a one-year, $5.25 million contract over the winter, Plouffe is hitting a cool .395 (15-for-38) with two homers and 10 RBI during Cactus League play. He served as the designated hitter on Friday with Ryon Healy playing third base, but we should see the opposite on most days this season.
Mar 24 - 8:34 PM

Trevor Plouffe went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and three runs scored against the Brewers on Thursday.

He now owns a .361 batting average in Cactus League play. Plouffe joined the Athletics as a free agent over the winter after spending his entire seven-year career with the Twins. He battled through an injury-plagued campaign last year, playing in only 84 games while batting .260/.303/.420 with 12 home runs and 47 RBI. Throughout his career he has been a jack-of-all-trades-and-master-of-none. The sort of guy who does a little bit of everything but not quite well enough to be a coveted fantasy asset. He is slated to serve as the Athletics' regular third baseman this season.
Mar 23 - 9:14 PM

Athletics signed INF Trevor Plouffe to a one-year, $5.25 million contract.

According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the deal includes plate appearance incentives worth $750,000 and there's a $250,000 assignment bonus if he's traded. The Twins cut ties with Plouffe back in November following an injury-plagued year where he batted .260/.303/.420 with 12 home runs and 47 RBI over 84 games. He figures to see most of his playing time at third base with Oakland, likely pushing Ryon Healy to designated hitter and first base duties.
Jan 18 - 12:08 PM

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

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

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
3Bruce Maxwell
1B1Ryon Healy
2B1Jed Lowrie
2Adam Rosales
3Joe Wendle
SS1Marcus Semien
2Yairo Munoz
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Khris Davis
2Jaff Decker
CF1Rajai Davis
2Jake Smolinski
3Alejandro De Aza
RF1Matt Joyce
DH1Yonder Alonso
2Mark Canha
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Kendall Graveman
3Sean Manaea
4Jharel Cotton
5Andrew Triggs
6Raul Alcantara
7Daniel Mengden
8Chris Bassitt
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ryan Madson
2Sean Doolittle
3Santiago Casilla
4John Axford
5Ryan Dull
6Liam Hendriks
7Daniel Coulombe
8Simon Castro
9Frankie Montas