15DTrevor Plouffe
1B/3B MIN
11 hours ago

Plouffe (ribs) took grounders during BP before Saturday's game, Brandon Warne of ColdOmahaMN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Plouffe showed continued progress from a cracked rib by taking ground balls with Miguel Sano and Danny Santana before Saturday'g game against the White Sox. He'll begin a rehab assignment on Monday and after several minor-league tune ups, he figures to return to the Twins sometime in the first week of August.

15DTrevor Plouffe
1B/3B MIN
1 day ago

Plouffe (ribs) is set to begin his rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester on Monday after going through a good batting practice Thursday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Plouffe has been out since early July as he's been recovering from a cracked rib. He seems to be progressing nicely, and after competing in a few rehab games with Rochester, Plouffe could be ready to rejoin the big league club by next weekend.

15DTrevor Plouffe
1B/3B MIN
3 days ago

Plouffe (ribs) hit soft toss Wednesday and will have a live batting practice session Friday, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Plouffe is scheduled to go on a rehab assignment in the near future, as long as his upcoming batting practice goes without any issues. The team has yet to say how long Plouffe's rehab assignment will be, but it's apparent that he'll likely return to the team at some point in early August.

15DTrevor Plouffe
1B/3B MIN
1 week ago

Plouffe (ribs) was doing some running and throwing out to 90 feet Friday prior to the Twins' game against the Red Sox, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Plouffe has been out since July 2 with a cracked rib, but looks to be progressing in time to return to play around the first week of August. He will still need to begin to take swings off a tee before live hitting and take in a few games on a rehab assignment before rejoining the Twins.

15DTrevor Plouffe
1B/3B MIN
2 weeks ago

Plouffe said Friday that he will likely rest his cracked rib for another week or so, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Plouffe was handed a three-to-four week estimated recovery timetable when he hit the DL, but it sounds like his absence could extend beyond a month as he will need time to gradually ramp up his activity. Miguel Sano has taken over at third base in Minnesota and it's possible Plouffe's chances will be scaled back a bit once he's activated.

15DTrevor Plouffe
1B/3B MIN
4 weeks ago

Plouffe, who was placed on the 15-day DL earlier Monday, is expected to miss three-to-four weeks due to a cracked left rib, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Paul Molitor indicated that timetable isn't necessarily firm, and considering Plouffe's personal history, it wouldn't be a surprised if he ended up missing more than a month. The third baseman said Monday that he's been only about 65 or 70 percent healthy all season while contending with multiple injuries, and with the Twins unlikely to make a serious run at playoff contention, it may make sense for the organization to give him some extra time off to fully recover from the injury. While Plouffe remains sidelined, Eduardo Nunez, Miguel Sano and Eduardo Escobar (hamstring) are all candidates to pick up extra at-bats at the hot corner.

15DTrevor Plouffe
1B/3B MIN
4 weeks ago

Plouffe was diagnosed with a cracked rib and placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Twins made Plouffe a late scratch Sunday against the Rangers due to what was labeled a case of sore ribs, but a follow-up examination revealed the corner infielder was dealing with something a little more severe. There's been no timetable given yet for Plouffe's return, but the impending All-Star break at least means he won't miss as many actual games as a normal 15-day DL placement would entail. While Plouffe remains out, Eduardo Nunez could end up seeing some more time at third base, opening up more action at shortstop for Eduardo Escobar or Danny Santana.

15DTrevor Plouffe
1B/3B MIN
4 weeks ago

Plouffe will undergo an evaluation on his sore ribs Monday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sidelined both Saturday and Sunday due to a rib concern, Plouffe will be examined thoroughly to determine whether a DL stint is expected. He's contended with the occasional injury this season, but only an intercostal strain has forced a stay on the disabled list through the first three months. If he requires more time on the pine, Miguel Sano and Eduardo Nunez would be in line for additional work at the hot corner.

15DTrevor Plouffe
1B/3B MIN
4 weeks ago

Plouffe was scratched from Sunday's lineup against the Rangers due to sore ribs, LaVelle Neal of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Paul Molitor was looking to give regular first baseman Joe Mauer a day off with lefty Cole Hamels starting for the Rangers, but those plans were thrown out the window when Plouffe acknowledged the injury shortly before first pitch. The Twins will likely take a day-to-day view with Plouffe's injury, making it uncertain if he'll be able to return to action in Monday's series opener with the Athletics.

15DTrevor Plouffe
1B/3B MIN
1 month ago

Plouffe is out of the lineup Saturday against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Miguel Sano, who is starting at third base and hitting third Saturday, played primarily at the hot corner during his rehab assignment, so it stands to reason that he'll spend a good chunk of time there over the rest of the season. The Twins' optimal lineup may be Sano at DH and Plouffe at third, but whenever they want to give someone else the nod at DH, Plouffe could wind up on the bench.