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Trevor Plouffe | Third Baseman | #3

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/15/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 216
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (20) / MIN
Contract: view contract details
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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

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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

Trevor Plouffe went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and three runs scored against the Brewers on Thursday.

He now owns a .361 batting average in Cactus League play. Plouffe joined the Athletics as a free agent over the winter after spending his entire seven-year career with the Twins. He battled through an injury-plagued campaign last year, playing in only 84 games while batting .260/.303/.420 with 12 home runs and 47 RBI. Throughout his career he has been a jack-of-all-trades-and-master-of-none. The sort of guy who does a little bit of everything but not quite well enough to be a coveted fantasy asset. He is slated to serve as the Athletics' regular third baseman this season.
Mar 23 - 9:14 PM

Athletics signed INF Trevor Plouffe to a one-year, $5.25 million contract.

According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the deal includes plate appearance incentives worth $750,000 and there's a $250,000 assignment bonus if he's traded. The Twins cut ties with Plouffe back in November following an injury-plagued year where he batted .260/.303/.420 with 12 home runs and 47 RBI over 84 games. He figures to see most of his playing time at third base with Oakland, likely pushing Ryon Healy to designated hitter and first base duties.
Jan 18 - 12:08 PM

According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, free agent infielder Trevor Plouffe has agreed to a one-year deal with the Athletics.

There are no financial terms available yet, but Rosenthal says the one-year contract is only pending a physical. Plouffe was outrighted off the Twins' 40-man roster in November after batting .260/.303/.420 with 12 home runs and 47 RBI over 84 games in 2016. He missed time with a fractured rib and an intercostal strain. The 30-year-old Plouffe figures to see regular starts at third base against lefties in Oakland, but he's doubtful to hold relevance in standard fantasy leagues.
Jan 10 - 11:18 PM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe named the Braves and Royals as teams that have shown interest in free agent Trevor Plouffe.

The Athletics and Red Sox have also checked in on him. Plouffe was let go by the Twins earlier this offseason after hitting just .260 with 12 HR and 47 RBI over 319 at-bats in 2016. Plouffe could be a fit in Kansas City if the Royals decide to trade Mike Moustakas, who is entering the final year of his contract. Plouffe is only two years removed from an excellent 2015 campaign that included 22 HR and a career-high 86 RBI.
Source: Boston Globe
Jan 7 - 6:59 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Athletics are pursuing free agent infielder Trevor Plouffe.

Ryon Healy projects to open 2017 as Oakland's starting third baseman, but Plouffe would provide some depth in the corner infield spots and could also be an option for the outfield. The 30-year-old was limited to 80 games with the Twins in 2016 due to oblique and rib injuries while batting .260/.303/.420 with 12 homers. The Red Sox have also reportedly expressed interest.
Source: FOX Sports
Jan 5 - 10:58 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
1B1Yonder Alonso
2B1Jed Lowrie
2Adam Rosales
SS1Marcus Semien
2Chad Pinder
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Khris Davis
CF1Rajai Davis
2Jake Smolinski
RF1Matt Joyce
DH1Ryon Healy
2Mark Canha
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Kendall Graveman
3Sean Manaea
4Andrew Triggs
5Jesse Hahn
6Chris Bassitt
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sean Doolittle
3Ryan Madson
4Ryan Dull
5John Axford
6Liam Hendriks
7Daniel Coulombe
8Frankie Montas
9Bobby Wahl
10Josh Smith
11Zach Neal