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Trevor Plouffe | Third Baseman

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/15/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 216
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Trevor Plouffe slugged a three-run homer Wednesday in the Twins' loss to the Tigers.
Plouffe went yard off Detroit starter Shane Greene in the bottom of the fifth inning, putting the Twins ahead 7-3. But the Tigers roared back to tie the game in the top of the fifth and then took control in the eighth and ninth. Plouffe now has three home runs on the young season, but he's still sporting a weak .250/.313/.408 slash line. Apr 29 - 4:56 PM

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

Eduardo Nunez is getting the start in his place at third base and will bat eighth for the Twins against Danny Salazar and the Indians. Plouffe should return to his place at the hot corner for Sunday's series finale.
Apr 18 - 11:23 AM

Trevor Plouffe delivered a walk-off solo homer in a 3-2 win over the Indians in 11 innings on Friday night.

How's that for a slump-buster? Plouffe came into Friday's action hitting .133 and went hitless over his first four at-bats before taking Bryan Shaw deep to leadoff the bottom of the 11th and send the Target Field fans home happy. The 28-year-old hasn't been able to replicate the power production he had in 2012, but he's capable of being a useful corner infielder in deeper mixed leagues.
Apr 18 - 12:58 AM

Trevor Plouffe went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts Wednesday against the Red Sox.

Twins manager Paul Molitor has soured on the idea of Kennys Vargas as a cleanup hitter, which means Torii Hunter and Plouffe are likely battling for those honors. Hunter seems likely to get the call -- he was in the fourth spot today -- in part because he's having the much better spring of the two. Plouffe is batting just .196 with one homer and two RBI in 51 at-bats.
Apr 1 - 4:56 PM

Trevor Plouffe went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts Saturday, lowering his spring average to .156.

An ugly spring might have been a bigger problem for Plouffe in past years, but his job is secure after his 40-double campaign in 2014. We're not expecting all that strong of an encore, but he should be able to hold off Miguel Sano until 2016.
Mar 21 - 4:19 PM

Trevor Plouffe (illness) got back to work Monday morning in Twins camp.

Plouffe sat out of team workouts Saturday and Sunday due to a mild illness. It wasn't a serious concern.
Mar 2 - 8:29 AM

Trevor Plouffe missed Saturday's workout due to illness.

Plouffe attended the team's morning meeting before being sent home. He'll probably take it easy for a couple of days, but it certainly isn't anything that will impact his availability for the start of the regular season.
Feb 28 - 1:52 PM

Twins and 3B Trevor Plouffe avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.8 million contract.

It's a sizable raise for Plouffe, who was arbitration-eligible for a second time this offseason. The third baseman batted .258/.328/.423 with 14 homers and 80 RBI last season and will hit near the middle of the Twins' order in 2015.
Jan 16 - 1:15 PM

Trevor Plouffe underwent surgery Monday to repair a fractured left forearm.

Plouffe injured his forearm last Wednesday and was told by one doctor that surgery wasn't necessary, but he apparently went through with the procedure after getting a second opinion. Either way, it's expected that he'll be ready for spring training.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 04:35:00 PM

Trevor Plouffe will get a second opinion on his fractured left forearm.

Plouffe was already told by one doctor that surgery isn't necessary, but he just wants to be certain. Either way, it sounds like he should be fine by spring training.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 05:21:00 PM

Trevor Plouffe will not need surgery on his fractured left forearm.

Plouffe suffered the injury Wednesday when A.J. Pollock's leg hit his arm on a slide into third base. The good news is that he won't need surgery, but he will wear a cast for 6-8 weeks. He should be fine for spring training next year.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 03:59:00 PM

Trevor Plouffe is done for the season after being diagnosed with a fractured left forearm.

Plouffe suffered the injury Wednesday after hitting his left arm on the Diamondbacks' A.J. Pollock's knee as he slid into third base. It's not clear at this point if he'll need surgery. While it's certainly an unfortunate ending to his season, Plouffe should be fine by the time spring training rolls around. His season concludes with a .258/.328/.423 batting line, 14 homers and 80 RBI.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 03:16:00 PM

Trevor Plouffe left Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks after hitting his left forearm on A.J. Pollock's knee.

The Twins should have more on Plouffe's status later Wednesday. Plouffe had a sac fly and drew a couple walks before exiting.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 02:57:00 PM

Trevor Plouffe had a four-hit effort against the Diamondbacks Tuesday, finishing 4-for-4 with a run scored.

The only thing lacking in Plouffe's game was some run production, as all four of his hits went for singles and none drove in a run. Still, it was another good game for the third baseman, who has 15 hits in his last 38 at-bats. The hot stretch has his overall line at .258/.326/.423.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 11:34:00 PM

Trevor Plouffe delivered a walk-off RBI single in a 5-4 win over the Indians in 10 innings on Friday.

Danny Santana and Brian Dozier each singled to begin the 10th inning before Joe Mauer was intentionally walked to load the bases. Kyle Crockett managed to get rookie Kennys Vargas to strike out swinging, but Terry Francona brought in Josh Tomlin to face Plouffe, who dropped a single into center field to end it. Plouffe hasn't been able to maintain the form he showed in August, but he's had a productive year on the whole, batting .251/.321/.422 with 14 home runs and 79 RBI.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 12:43:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Chris Herrmann
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Danny Santana
2Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Oswaldo Arcia
CF1Jordan Schafer
RF1Torii Hunter
2Shane Robinson
DH1Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Tommy Milone
6Mike Pelfrey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Casey Fien
3Brian Duensing
4Tim Stauffer
5Blaine Boyer
6Mike Pelfrey
7J.R. Graham
8Aaron Thompson
9Caleb Thielbar
10Ryan Pressly