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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
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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

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Trevor Plouffe went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and four RBI on Friday, leading the Twins to a 7-2 victory over the Cubs.

Plouffe got the Twins on the board with an RBI groundout in the first inning and plated another with an RBI double in the third. His two-run double in the fifth inning pushed their advantage to 5-1, and they'd never look back. He has been very productive in the middle of the Twins lineup, slashing .253/.319/.451 with nine homers and 38 RBI.
Jun 19 - 11:12 PM

Trevor Plouffe hit an RBI single and a solo home run in four at-bats, but the Twins suffered a loss to the Royals on Wednesday.

The Twins weren't generating much offense aside from Plouffe. He knocked in a run with a single in the third inning, then hit a solo home run off of reliever Luke Hochevar. The third baseman entered the night with only two hits in 33 June plate appearances. On the season, Plouffe is hitting .250/.317/.447 with nine home runs and 32 RBI.
Jun 10 - 11:10 PM

Trevor Plouffe is not in the Twins' lineup Sunday.

It's just a day off. Eduardo Nunez is handling third base with Plouffe resting.
Jun 7 - 11:32 AM

Trevor Plouffe had an RBI single and scored in a four-run ninth inning for the Twins in Thursday's 8-4 win over the Red Sox.

The Twins took the lead in the ninth inning when Joe Mauer dropped down a bunt and Pablo Sandoval couldn't handle a throw to third base, but Plouffe provided some insurance after hanging in with an 11-pitch at-bat against Boston's closer Koji Uehara. The 28-year-old finished the day 1-for-5 and had just one hit in 16 at-bats in the series, but he still owns a solid .261/.333/.452 batting line with eight home runs and 30 RBI across 50 games this season.
Jun 4 - 7:28 PM

Trevor Plouffe went 0-for-8 in Wednesday's doubleheader and is 0-for-11 in the series against the Red Sox.

Plouffe was on a nice little roll coming into the week, but now his average has dropped from .279 to .262. Leaving Minnesota probably didn't help. He's hit .309 with seven homers at Target Field this year and .209 with one homer elsewhere.
Jun 3 - 9:37 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Chris Herrmann
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Danny Santana
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Eduardo Escobar
2Shane Robinson
CF1Byron Buxton
2Eddie Rosario
3Aaron Hicks
RF1Torii Hunter
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Mike Pelfrey
6Trevor May
7Tommy Milone
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Casey Fien
3Brian Duensing
4Blaine Boyer
5Alex Meyer
6Aaron Thompson
7Ryan Pressly
8J.R. Graham