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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
Contract: view contract details

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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. Oct 6 - 12:48 PM

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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.
Sep 28 - 10:19 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.
Sep 27 - 10:48 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.
Sep 23 - 11:38 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.
Sep 3 - 4:46 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.
Aug 17 - 11:32 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.
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

Depth Charts

C1Kurt Suzuki
2Chris Herrmann
3Eric Fryer
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Eduardo Nunez
3Danny Santana
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Eddie Rosario
2Shane Robinson
CF1Aaron Hicks
2Byron Buxton
RF1Torii Hunter
2Max Kepler
DH1Miguel Sano
2Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Mike Pelfrey
6Tommy Milone
7Tyler Duffey
Relief Pitcher
R1Glen Perkins
2Kevin Jepsen
3Blaine Boyer
4Casey Fien
5Brian Duensing
6Neal Cotts
7Kyle Gibson
8Trevor May
9Ryan O'Rourke
10A.J. Achter
11Michael Tonkin
12Logan Darnell
13Ryan Pressly