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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
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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. Jun 26 - 11:17 AM

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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

Trevor Plouffe went 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs and three RBI on Wednesday in a win over the Marlins.

Plouffe took Wei-Yin Chen deep for his fourth homer of the season. He turns 30 years old next week and is having a very disappointing campaign. His .245 batting average matches his career rate, but his OBP and SLG are way down. He hit 22 home runs last year but is looking unlikely to get anywhere near that this year. Plouffe used to be a useful fantasy player as a poor man's Ben Zobrist type with positional eligibility all over the field combined with some pop and ability to accrue counting stats. Now limited solely to third base in most formats he is going to have to hit a lot better to be worthy of insertion into fantasy lineups.
Jun 9 - 1:46 AM

Trevor Plouffe is not in the Twins' lineup Sunday.

He's just getting a day off. Eduardo Nunez has shifted over to third base and Eduardo Escobar is getting a start at shortstop.
Jun 5 - 11:02 AM

Trevor Plouffe (knee) singled and scored a run Tuesday in his return to the Twins' lineup.

He finished the night 1-for-4. Plouffe was held out of action Monday after experiencing a flareup of soreness in his knee, but it was clearly nothing serious.
Jun 1 - 9:23 AM

Trevor Plouffe (knee) is out of the Twins' starting lineup again on Monday afternoon.

The third baseman has some minor knee soreness, but Twins manager Paul Molitor said Plouffe should be available to come off the bench. Eduardo Nunez is starting at the hot corner and batting leadoff versus the A's.
May 30 - 1:28 PM

Trevor Plouffe is absent from the Twins' lineup Sunday.

Brian Dozier is also getting a day off, as the Twins have Miguel Sano at third base and Jorge Polanco at second base. Kurt Suzuki is also sitting in favor of Juan Centeno.

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Juan Centeno
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Nunez
2Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Robbie Grossman
CF1Byron Buxton
2Danny Santana
3Darin Mastroianni
RF1Miguel Sano
2Max Kepler
DH1Byung-ho Park
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Kyle Gibson
4Ricky Nolasco
5Tyler Duffey
6Pat Dean
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Brandon Kintzler
3Fernando Abad
4Kevin Jepsen
5Trevor May
6Ryan Pressly
7Michael Tonkin
8Buddy Boshers
9Taylor Rogers
10Zack Jones
11Neil Ramirez