Trevor Plouffe 3B MIN 4 days ago

Plouffe went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in Monday's win over Boston.

Plouffe hit home run number seven to lead his team to a win at home on Memorial Day. He's now got 25 RBI on the season to go along with a .270 average. He should have plenty of opportunity to driver in runs moving forward as he's been batting cleanup in the Twins lineup.

Trevor Plouffe 3B MIN 3 weeks ago

Plouffe (personal) is back in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Tigers, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.

After missing the past two games, Plouffe will return to the lineup as the starting third baseman and cleanup hitter. He would have returned for Sunday's game against the Indians, if not for his flight out of Dallas getting delayed.

Trevor Plouffe 3B MIN 3 weeks ago

Plouffe (personal) will not start at third base Sunday against the Indians, Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Though he was initially expected to slot back into the cleanup spot for the Twins in Sunday's series finale, Plouffe's delayed flight from Dallas will prevent him from arriving at Progressive Field before the 1:10 ET start time. Doug Bernier gets the nod at third base as a result, but don't be surprised if Plouffe replaces him at the hot corner as soon as he gets to the ballpark.

Trevor Plouffe 3B MIN 3 weeks ago

Updating a previous report, Plouffe (personal) is uncertain to arrive at Progressive Field in time for Sunday's game against the Indians, Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

The Twins released a lineup Sunday morning that included Plouffe with the expectation that he'd rejoin the team after attending to a personal matter Saturday. However, it appears his flight from Dallas has been delayed, as he's not scheduled to land in Cleveland until a half hour before Sunday's 1:10 ET start time. If Plouffe is unable to make it to the stadium in time, Doug Bernier would likely receive the start at third base.

Trevor Plouffe 3B MIN 3 weeks ago

Plouffe (personal) is back in the lineup Sunday against the Indians.

Plouffe was away from the team Saturday to address the personal matter, but rejoined the club in short order. He'll start at third base and fill the cleanup spot for the Twins against Indians right-hander Danny Salazar.

Trevor Plouffe 3B MIN 3 weeks ago

Plouffe left the team Saturday to tend to a family matter, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Eduardo Escobar will fill in at third base Saturday, with Plouffe expected back for Sunday's series finale against Cleveland.

Trevor Plouffe 3B MIN 3 weeks ago

Plouffe is not in the lineup Saturday against the Indians, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Plouffe is 9-for-26 (.346 average) with three doubles and three home runs in his career against Bruce Chen, Saturday's starter for Cleveland, but he'll sit in favor of Eduardo Escobar at third base. It's rather odd, but there has been no word of an injury to Plouffe.

Trevor Plouffe 3B MIN 4 weeks ago

Plouffe went 3-for-5 with a grand slam and five RBI in Sunday's win over the White Sox.

Plouffe is on a hot streak with his third home run in his last five games. It was his first career grand slam.

Trevor Plouffe 3B MIN 4 weeks ago

Plouffe went 2-for-3 Saturday with two RBI and his fourth home run of the season.

He's swinging the bat better after a slow start to the season, hitting .289 (11-for-38) over his last 10 games with two home runs and seven RBI. Plouffe will never be much more than a low-end fantasy option at third base or corner infield, but he's gotten back on to a solid production pace.

Trevor Plouffe 3B MIN 1 month ago

Plouffe went 2-for-5 with a homer, three RBI and three strikeouts in Wednesday's loss to Detroit.

Very much an all-or-nothing day for Plouffe, who's off to a pretty slow start this year, hitting just .250. He does have three homers to his credit, though, which gives him some value in deeper formats that use a corner-infield lineup slot.