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Trevor Plouffe | Third Baseman

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/15/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Trevor Plouffe hit a three-run home run in the ninth inning, his only hit in four at-bats, but the Twins were unable to come back in Monday's loss to the Royals.
The Royals went into the bottom of the ninth inning with a five-run lead, but Aaron Crow allowed two one-out singles before surrendering a three-run home run to Plouffe. The third baseman has had middling numbers following a hot April. He stands with nine home runs, 58 RBI, and a .244/.313/.400 slash line. Aug 18 - 11:38 PM

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Trevor Plouffe (foot) went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a strikeout Monday against the Astros.

Plouffe came out of Sunday's game after he fouled a ball off his left foot, but X-rays came back negative. The 28-year-old should be good to go moving forward.
Aug 12 - 4:17 AM

Trevor Plouffe (foot) is considered day-to-day after X-rays came back negative of Sunday.

He was diagnosed with a bruised foot after fouling a ball off of it during Sunday's game. He should return to the Twins lineup in a day or two.
Aug 10 - 4:29 PM

Trevor Plouffe will undergo an X-ray on his left foot.

Plouffe fouled a ball off the foot during Saturday's game. The Twins should have an update on the X-ray results later Sunday. Eduardo Nunez is at third base in Plouffe's place.
Aug 10 - 2:19 PM

Trevor Plouffe went 0-for-4 in Thursday's 3-0 setback against the A's.

Plouffe was batting out of the three-hole today after going 11-for-20 (.550) over his last five games, and 12-for-29 (.414) in his most recent at-bats against left-handers. Yeah, Jon Lester put an end to all that nonsense real quick. Plouffe, batting .249/.324/.409, needs a strong end to the season to guarantee himself a spot on the team next year.
Aug 8 - 12:55 AM

Trevor Plouffe singled in a run and belted a two-run homer in Wednesday's loss to the Padres.

Plouffe's first-inning drive was a towering shot that bounced off the top of the left field fence and went over. He then added what was the go-ahead RBI single at the time in the sixth. The third baseman has multiple hits in four of his last five games and has driven in six runs over his last four contests.
Aug 6 - 4:58 PM

Trevor Plouffe went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI and a run scored in Saturday's 8-6 win against the White Sox.

Chicago can't get Plouffe out -- the third baseman has gone 7-for-10 (.700) over the last 48 hours to raise his average from .235 to .248. He'll have to hit plenty more than that to return to fantasy prominence, but Plouffe might just carve out some AL-only value yet.
Aug 3 - 12:19 AM

Trevor Plouffe went hitless in a third straight game Wednesday and is hitting .190 in 42 at-bats since the All-Star break.

Plouffe hasn't really been any good since April. The Twins aren't going to replace him during the season, but he'll be a candidate to be non-tendered this winter if he doesn't step it up.
Jul 30 - 11:43 PM

Trevor Plouffe went 3-for-5 with a double, triple and three runs scored in Sunday's win over the Rockies.

The Twins banged out 18 hits on the day, and Plouffe had three of the team's 13 runs scored. He's hitting .245/.317/.409 on the season, and he'll be nothing more than an AL-only option in the second half.
Jul 13 - 10:39 PM

Trevor Plouffe went 3-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in Sunday's loss to the Yankees.

Plouffe, who hit 24 home runs in 422 at-bats in 2012, hit just his sixth home run of the year and his first since May 30. He also singled and doubled in the game. It's been a rough season for the 28-year-old, who has dealt with a strained oblique and is hitting .245/.319/.410 when he's been on the field.
Jul 6 - 6:30 PM

Twins activated 3B Trevor Plouffe from the 15-day disabled list.

Plouffe wound up missing exactly 15 days with a strained left oblique. He had a .241/.320/.400 batting line, five homers, and 38 RBI in 64 games before the injury.
Jun 30 - 3:15 PM

Trevor Plouffe (oblique) is not expected to need a rehab assignment.

Plouffe will go through full pre-game workouts all weekend and will be activated on Monday when first eligible if all goes well. The third baseman has batted .241/.320/.400 with five homers and 38 RBI for the Twins this season.
Jun 27 - 5:37 PM

Trevor Plouffe (oblique) will meet the Twins in Texas to work out with the team on Friday.

Plouffe will work out with the team throughout the weekend, after which point he may return from the disabled list or he may go on a short rehab assignment. Either way, it appears he won't need much more than the minimum stay before being activated.
Jun 25 - 10:17 PM

Trevor Plouffe (oblique) is hopeful of returning from the disabled list when first eligible on June 30.

Oblique strains typically result in longer than two-week absences, but Plouffe is evidently recovering rapidly and could be back before the end of the month. The third baseman has hit .241/.320/.400 with five homers and 38 RBI for the Twins this season.
Jun 20 - 5:41 PM

Twins placed 3B Trevor Plouffe on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.

Plouffe suffered the injury during Saturday's contest. A strained oblique typically requires more than a minimum stay on the disabled list, so the Twins probably aren't counting on getting the third baseman back this month. Pedro Florimon has taken Plouffe's spot on the roster.
Jun 15 - 10:44 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Eric Fryer
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Jordan Schafer
CF1Danny Santana
RF1Oswaldo Arcia
2Chris Parmelee
DH1Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ricky Nolasco
2Phil Hughes
3Kyle Gibson
4Tommy Milone
5Trevor May
6Mike Pelfrey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Jared Burton
3Casey Fien
4Brian Duensing
5Anthony Swarzak
6Caleb Thielbar
7Ryan Pressly
8Samuel Deduno