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Trevor Plouffe | Third Baseman | #24

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (29) / 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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The Twins did not discuss a long-term deal with Trevor Plouffe during the arbitration process.
Plouffe has two years left on his contract so there's still plenty of time to hash out a deal. The 29-year-old set career-highs with 86 RBI and 140 hits last season but it's unclear if his future is in Minnesota. For now, Plouffe will stay at the hot corner with top prospect Miguel Sano penciled in at right field. Jan 28 - 9:57 AM

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Twins and 3B Trevor Plouffe avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $7.25 million contract.

Plouffe requested $7.95 million and was offered $7 million when arbitration figures were exchanged 10 days ago. He and his agent clearly bent a little more than the Twins front office, but the two parties were able to find a middle ground and avoid a February hearing. Plouffe, 29, batted .244/.307/.435 with 22 home runs and 86 RBI in 152 games last season for Minnesota. He'll open the 2016 campaign as the Twins' starter at third base.
Jan 25 - 12:01 PM

Trevor Plouffe requested $7.95 million and was offered $7 million by the Twins when arbitration figures were exchanged Friday.

The 29-year-old is arbitration-eligible for the second time and earned $4.8 million in 2015. While he has attracted trade interest this winter, the Twins seem committed to keeping him at third base and playing Miguel Sano in the outfield.
Jan 15 - 7:27 PM

Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that while Trevor Plouffe "is drawing some interest," the Twins are showing ""no sense of urgency to move him."

Meanwhile, others monitoring the market tell Beradino that they don't expect him to be moved. Barring a change of heart, the Twins will go into 2016 with Plouffe at third base and Miguel Sano in the outfield.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 12:23:00 PM

Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that the Twins "will listen but are not actively seeking to move" Trevor Plouffe.

The general consensus is that Minnesota will likely trade Plouffe following the signing of Byung-ho Park, as they could move Miguel Sano to third base. Plouffe is projected by MLBTradeRumors.com to earn $7.7 million in his second year of arbitration eligibility. The Angels reportedly will have interest in him if he's made available.
Tue, Dec 1, 2015 05:25:00 PM

Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports that the Angels "would be interested" in Trevor Plouffe if the Twins make him available.

Many are expecting Minnesota to place Plouffe on the block if they're able to work out a contract with Byung-ho Park after winning the posting fee. The Twins would likely use Park in the designated hitter spot (or perhaps at first base, with Joe Mauer at DH) and put Miguel Sano at third base. The Angels are interested in bringing back David Freese but likely would view Plouffe as an upgrade. Fletcher hears that the Twins could have interest in Cam Bedrosian as part of a package for Plouffe.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 08:21:00 PM

Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Tuesday that he sees Trevor Plouffe as only a third baseman.

Joe Mauer is expected to remain the starting first baseman, but Ryan also said that he wants Miguel Sano to play the field. Something will have to give with this situation. It's possible the team could explore a trade involving Plouffe this winter.
Tue, Oct 6, 2015 12:48:00 PM

Trevor Plouffe hit a two-run home run in Monday's win against the Indians.

Plouffe put the Twins up 3-0 early, swatting a two-run home run in the first inning off of Corey Kluber. The third baseman has put up average numbers this year, batting .245/.308/.440 with 22 home runs and 84 RBI.
Mon, Sep 28, 2015 10:19:00 PM

Trevor Plouffe is not in the Twins' lineup Sunday due to illness.

He should be fine in a day or two. Eduardo Nunez will handle third base in Plouffe's place.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 10:48:00 AM

Trevor Plouffe had three hits, two of them doubles, against the Indians on Wednesday.

Plouffe has been up and down a lot this year, but he's riding something of a hot streak at the moment. He's hitting .289 with 10 walks in 76 at-bats in September after finishing at .196 with six walks in 102 at-bats in August.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 11:38:00 PM

Trevor Plouffe went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts and a walk in Thursday afternoon's loss to the White Sox.

Plouffe fanned in some big spots, notably with two runners on and one out in the seventh inning, as the Twins tried to claw their way back from a 6-4 deficit. They wouldn't score in that frame, ultimately losing by that score. The 29-year-old third baseman is slashing .242/.300/.434 with 18 homers and 73 RBI, though he entered the game hitting just .212/.258/.411 in 29 games since the All-Star Break.
Thu, Sep 3, 2015 04:46:00 PM

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.
Mon, Aug 17, 2015 11:32:00 PM

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.
Sun, Aug 16, 2015 05:25:00 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.
Thu, Aug 13, 2015 04:16:00 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.
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 09:34:00 AM