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Trevor Plouffe | Third Baseman | #14

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (31) / 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 is at DH and batting seventh in his Rays debut Monday versus the Reds.
Plouffe was acquired from the Athletics over the weekend for cash considerations, after being designated for assignment. He had batted just .214/.276/.357 with seven homers and 15 RBI in 199 plate appearances with Oakland and probably won't get much of a jolt in fantasy value with the move to Tampa Bay. Jun 19 - 3:23 PM

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Rays acquired INF Trevor Plouffe from the Athletics for cash considerations.

The A's designated him for assignment on Thursday and are happy to get anything in return for the veteran infielder. Plouffe hit just .214/.276/.357 with seven homers, 14 RBI and a 58/16 K/BB ratio in 199 plate appearances with the Athletics. He's expected to join the Rays on Monday.
Jun 17 - 11:13 AM

Athletics designated INF Trevor Plouffe for assignment.

His roster spot has been absorbed by top prospect Matt Chapman. We're guessing this wasn't what Plouffe had in mind for his 31st birthday. Plouffe has had a tough year offensively, hitting just .214 with seven homers and 58 strikeouts in 182 at-bats. Unless he's claimed off waivers or the A's can work out a trade, Oakland will be on the hook for most of Plouffe's $5.25 million salary.
Jun 15 - 4:59 PM

According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, the A's will designate Trevor Plouffe for assignment.

That'll be the move to clear a roster spot for top third base prospect Matt Chapman, who's due to arrive in Oakland ahead of Thursday night's series opener against the visiting Yankees. Plouffe scored a one-year, $5.25 million free agent contract from the A's in January but has batted just .214/.276/.357 in 58 games. Chapman will get everyday playing time at the hot corner.
Jun 15 - 2:16 PM

Trevor Plouffe went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and a walk in Wednesday's 10-inning loss to the Blue Jays.

In a fun little back-and-forth offensive contest, Plouffe homered off Jharel Cotton in the fourth inning to draw the A's to within 4-3. They would later tie up the contest before surrendering three backbreaking runs in 10th inning. For his part, veteran third baseman Plouffe is now up to seven homers and 14 RBI while hitting to a .216/.280/.364 triple-slash in 55 games.
Jun 7 - 7:41 PM

Trevor Plouffe went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Rangers.

Plouffe took A.J. Griffin deep for a solo home run in the second inning to put the A's on the board. The dinger was his sixth of the season. While Plouffe has hit double-digit home runs in each of the last five seasons and should be able to achieve that feat with ease once again in 2017, his overall body of work in 2017 -- he owns a .233/.297/.414 triple-slash -- is less than impressive.
May 14 - 6:12 PM

Trevor Plouffe went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Thursday's 9-6 win over the Mariners.

In a fun back-and-forth contest, Plouffe stepped to the plate against Dan Altavilla with two on and one out in the seventh inning and the A's clinging to a 6-5 advantage. Plouffe provided breathing room and then some, connecting for a 390-foot homer to left to boost the Athletics to a 9-5 advantage. That one hit rescued what would have been a disappointing evening, as he struck out in his other three at-bats. Through his first 51 at-bats of the season, Plouffe has struggled to a .216/.293/.392 triple-slash with three home runs and eight RBI.
Apr 21 - 1:28 AM

Trevor Plouffe hit a home run in his second straight game Saturday against the Astros.

Plouffe didn't homer through his first nine games as an Athletic but has now homered in back-to-back games. The dinger was his only hit in three at-bats Saturday. Despite the power surge, the 30-year-old is off to a slow start in his new digs, batting just .205/.273/.359 in 11 games.
Apr 15 - 10:43 PM

After striking out three times and committing two errors, Trevor Plouffe hit his first homer of the season in the ninth inning of Friday's game against the Astros.

The A's were down 7-1 at the time, so it didn't count for much. The A's signed Plouffe as their everyday third baseman, but he'd be more valuable playing primarily against left-handers. He's hitting .195 with a 13/2 K/BB ratio in 36 at-bats.
Apr 15 - 1:36 AM

Trevor Plouffe (illness) went 1-for-4 with a single and two strikeouts in his return to the Athletics' lineup Sunday against the Rangers.

Plouffe was scratched from Saturday's lineup due to illness, but he should be good to go moving forward. Signed to a one-year, $5.25 million contract over the winter, the 30-year-old is 4-for-23 (.174) with zero extra-base hits through six games this season.
Apr 10 - 8:37 AM

Trevor Plouffe was scratched from Saturday's lineup against the Rangers with an illness.

Plouffe had been slated to play third base and bat eighth. Now Ryon Healy, who was originally scheduled to DH, will man the hot corner while Mark Canha serves as the designated hitter. Plouffe has gotten off to a slow start this year with just three hits in his first 19 at-bats.
Apr 8 - 7:17 PM

Trevor Plouffe went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts in Wednesday's loss to the Angels.

The A's were unable to put a run on the board in the 5-0 defeat. They managed just six hits as a team, only one of which went for extra bases. The A's signed long-time Twins third baseman Plouffe to a one-year contract this offseason. While he offers some power upside, having hit double-digit home runs in each of the last five seasons, he offers little else in the way of fantasy intrigue.
Apr 6 - 1:50 AM

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

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

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PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jesus Sucre
1B1Logan Morrison
2Rickie Weeks
2B1Brad Miller
2Tim Beckham
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Matt Duffy
3B1Evan Longoria
2Trevor Plouffe
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Shane Peterson
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mallex Smith
3Peter Bourjos
RF1Steven Souza
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Alex Cobb
3Jake Odorizzi
4Matt Andriese
5Jacob Faria
6Blake Snell
7Nathan Eovaldi
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Xavier Cedeno
4Tommy Hunter
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Kevin Gadea
7Diego Moreno
8Chase Whitley
9Jumbo Diaz
10Adam Kolarek
11Shawn Tolleson
12Sergio Romo