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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 registered another multi-hit game Tuesday, going 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored against the Red Sox.
Plouffe's RBI double in the first inning got the Twins on the board, and he scored on a subsequent double by Kurt Suzuki. Plouffe has multi-hit games in four of his last seven contests, raising his line to .276/.356/.481. He's got 26 RBI and 21 runs scored in the middle of the Twins order. May 27 - 1:04 AM

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Trevor Plouffe went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer in Monday's 7-2 win over the Red Sox.

His three-run blast off Joe Kelly was the big blow in a six-run second inning for the Twins. Plouffe is off to an excellent start at the plate this season, batting .270/.353/.474 with seven home runs and 25 RBI through 41 games. The Twins are now eight games over .500 at 26-18.
May 25 - 5:31 PM

Trevor Plouffe doubled and hit a two-run home run in four at-bats in Tuesday's victory versus the Pirates.

Plouffe capped off the Twins' six-run second inning with a two-run home run off of Francisco Liriano. It's his first multi-hit game and his first homer since May 3, over two weeks ago. He's still batting a productive .261/.340/.455 with six home runs and 20 RBI.
May 19 - 10:43 PM

Trevor Plouffe went 1-for-4 with a single in Thursday's big loss to the Tigers.

Anibal Sanchez had this one in control from the word "go" and the Twins only recorded five hits for the entire game. Plouffe did notch a single, but he also committed two errors in the field. For the season, he's hitting .261/.348/.445 with five home runs, 18 RBI and 16 runs scored.
May 14 - 4:44 PM

Trevor Plouffe is not available Saturday, as he traveled to Texas to attend the funeral of his grandfather.

Plouffe will be back in time for Sunday's game. Eduardo Escobar will get the start in his place at third base.
May 9 - 1:12 PM

Trevor Plouffe hit a grand slam and drove in five runs in Sunday's 13-3 demolishing of the White Sox.

Plouffe smashed the home run off of beleaguered White Sox starter John Danks in the third inning. The Twins scored seven runs in the inning, then added another four in the fourth inning. Plouffe chipped in an RBI single in that inning, too, on his way to a 3-for-5 day. The Twins racked up 19 hits in the win. Plouffe's now homered in back-to-back games, giving him five for the season. With the recent power surge, he's boosted his slash-line to .278/.356/.478.
May 3 - 6:19 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

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