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Trevor Plouffe | Third Baseman

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/15/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 216
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Trevor Plouffe went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, but it wasn't enough as the Twins lost in 10 innings to the Yankees on Monday.
Plouffe broke a 5-5 tie in the fifth inning, clubbing a solo home run to right-center. He tacked on with an RBI single in the sixth. Though the third baseman has homered in back-to-back games and in three out of his last five contests, he hasn't hit much in the second half. Overall, Plouffe is batting .251/.307/.461 with 18 home runs and 65 RBI. Aug 17 - 11:32 PM

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Trevor Plouffe went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Indians.

Plouffe's solo home run off Indians reliever Zach McAllister in the eighth inning pushed the Twinkie advantage to 3-1. They would add another run in the frame, ultimately scooping up a 4-1 win to improve to 59-58 on the season. The 29-year-old third baseman's slashing .246/.303/.452 with 17 homers and 63 RBI across 418 at-bats.
Aug 16 - 5:25 PM

Trevor Plouffe went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday afternoon's loss to the Rangers.

Plouffe hit a solo home run off Rangers starter Chi Chi Gonzalez to open a four-run second inning for the Twins. The infielder has now hit 16 home runs while batting .248/.306/.451 with 62 RBI. He's unlikely to match the 24 homers he smashed in 2012, but he should find himself at the 20-homer mark for the second time in his career by the time the season closes out.
Aug 13 - 4:16 PM

Twins activated 3B Trevor Plouffe from the paternity leave list.

Plouffe had been away from the club since Wednesday to witness the birth of his child. He's enjoying a solid season, hitting .257/.316/.456 with 14 homers and 55 RBI in 95 games.
Aug 1 - 9:34 AM

Trevor Plouffe isn't expected to return from the paternity leave list until Saturday.

Plouffe missed Wednesday's game and will sit out the next two games as well. Miguel Sano is starting at third base Thursday.
Jul 30 - 5:48 PM

Twins placed 3B Trevor Plouffe on the paternity leave list.

He can miss up to three games. Jorge Polanco has taken Plouffe's spot on the roster and we could see Miguel Sano get some time at third base the next couple days.
Jul 28 - 11:55 PM

Trevor Plouffe went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in Sunday's loss to the Yankees.

Plouffe's RBI base knock off Yankees reliever Justin Wilson merely acted as cosmetic effect in the 7-2 loss. He's hitting .255/.315/.457 with 14 homers and 55 RBI and looks to be on his way to a 20+ homer season for the first time since 2012.
Jul 26 - 5:24 PM

Trevor Plouffe went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored Friday against the Yankees.

Plouffe has gone deep in back-to-back games and now has four home runs in his last eight contests. He's batting .259 with 14 home runs and a .785 OPS on the year. He has a real chance at a 20-plus homer, 90-RBI season.
Jul 24 - 11:34 PM

Trevor Plouffe went 2-for-4 and hit his second career grand slam Friday against the A's.

Going strictly by history, it had to be one of the most unlikely slams of the year. Sonny Gray had never given one up in his career, and Plouffe, who fares better versus lefties than righties, entered the night as a .189/.234/.264 hitter with one homer in 53 at-bats with the bases loaded. Plouffe has homered in back-to-back games, giving him 12 homers this year.
Jul 18 - 1:01 AM

Trevor Plouffe was 2-for-4 with a two-run home run Friday against the Brewers.

It was his 10th home run of the season and his first since June 10. Even with Friday's performance, Plouffe is hitting just .202 this month. He'll likely be happy to see the calendar flip in a few days.
Jun 26 - 11:24 PM

Trevor Plouffe went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and four RBI on Friday, leading the Twins to a 7-2 victory over the Cubs.

Plouffe got the Twins on the board with an RBI groundout in the first inning and plated another with an RBI double in the third. His two-run double in the fifth inning pushed their advantage to 5-1, and they'd never look back. He has been very productive in the middle of the Twins lineup, slashing .253/.319/.451 with nine homers and 38 RBI.
Jun 19 - 11:12 PM

Trevor Plouffe hit an RBI single and a solo home run in four at-bats, but the Twins suffered a loss to the Royals on Wednesday.

The Twins weren't generating much offense aside from Plouffe. He knocked in a run with a single in the third inning, then hit a solo home run off of reliever Luke Hochevar. The third baseman entered the night with only two hits in 33 June plate appearances. On the season, Plouffe is hitting .250/.317/.447 with nine home runs and 32 RBI.
Jun 10 - 11:10 PM

Trevor Plouffe is not in the Twins' lineup Sunday.

It's just a day off. Eduardo Nunez is handling third base with Plouffe resting.
Jun 7 - 11:32 AM

Trevor Plouffe had an RBI single and scored in a four-run ninth inning for the Twins in Thursday's 8-4 win over the Red Sox.

The Twins took the lead in the ninth inning when Joe Mauer dropped down a bunt and Pablo Sandoval couldn't handle a throw to third base, but Plouffe provided some insurance after hanging in with an 11-pitch at-bat against Boston's closer Koji Uehara. The 28-year-old finished the day 1-for-5 and had just one hit in 16 at-bats in the series, but he still owns a solid .261/.333/.452 batting line with eight home runs and 30 RBI across 50 games this season.
Jun 4 - 7:28 PM

Trevor Plouffe went 0-for-8 in Wednesday's doubleheader and is 0-for-11 in the series against the Red Sox.

Plouffe was on a nice little roll coming into the week, but now his average has dropped from .279 to .262. Leaving Minnesota probably didn't help. He's hit .309 with seven homers at Target Field this year and .209 with one homer elsewhere.
Jun 3 - 9:37 PM

Depth Charts

C1Kurt Suzuki
2Chris Herrmann
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Eduardo Nunez
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Eddie Rosario
2Shane Robinson
CF1Aaron Hicks
2Byron Buxton
RF1Torii Hunter
DH1Miguel Sano
Starting Pitcher
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Mike Pelfrey
6Tommy Milone
Relief Pitcher
R1Glen Perkins
2Kevin Jepsen
3Blaine Boyer
4Casey Fien
5Brian Duensing
6Neal Cotts
7J.R. Graham
8Ryan Pressly
9Trevor May
10Ryan O'Rourke
11A.J. Achter