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

Plouffe (oblique) was placed on the 15-day DL on Saturday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Twins went ahead and deactivated Plouffe prior to Saturday's game, which may be a sign that he will indeed miss the rest of the season after suffering a strained oblique and strained intercostal muscles Tuesday. Reports from earlier in the week suggested Plouffe was "doubtful" to play again this season but the team has yet to formally rule out a return.

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

Plouffe's MRI revealed a strained oblique and intercostal, and he is doubtful to play again this season, the Star Tribune's Phil Miller reports.

EDGE Analysis

He missed time earlier this season with an intercostal strain, a knee sprain, a groin strain and a cracked rib, and now he has come full circle, with his oblique and intercostal costing him time once again. With all of those injuries, it seems fair to blame a lot of his mediocre play on his poor health. He becomes a free agent after the 2017 season, and while the Twins may look to shop him this winter, it's hard to envision another team paying a significant price for the aging third baseman.

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

Plouffe left Tuesday's game with an oblique strain, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is pretty bad news with a little over three weeks left in the season. It would not be surprising if we didn't see Plouffe back in action until 2017, given the nature of the injury. Look for a combination of Jorge Polanco, Miguel Sano and Eduardo Escobar to get starts at third base for the foreseeable future. Plouffe hit .256/.300/.408 with 11 home runs in 341 plate appearances and missed significant time with injuries at different points in the season.

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

Plouffe injured himself in the middle of an at-bat in the eighth inning Tuesday and was replaced by a pinch hitter, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.

EDGE Analysis

It is unclear what the nature of the injury is, but it was serious enough for Kennys Vargas to have to come off the bench to take Plouffe's place mid at-bat. Stay tuned for an update on the nature of the injury.

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

Plouffe went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer, a walk and two runs in Saturday's 8-7 loss to the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

He went deep for the second straight game after not having hit a homer since July 1 prior to yesterday's blast. Plouffe's 360-foot blast to right in the seventh plated Max Kepler and extended the Twins' lead to 7-3 at the time. The 30-year-old has now reached safely in four straight and tallied six RBI over the last contests.

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

Plouffe went 1-for-3 with a sacrifice fly, solo homer and a walk in Friday's 15-8 loss to the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran slugger opened the scoring with a 409-foot solo shot in the first, before adding a third-inning sacrifice fly that brought home Kurt Suzuki. The round-tripper was Plouffe's first since July 1, the game before he went on an extended DL stint with a rib injury.

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

Plouffe went 3-for-5 with a walk, three RBI and scored a run in Wednesday's win over the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

Since returning from the DL with a rib injury, Plouffe is 8-for-25 (.320) with a pair of extra-base hits and five RBI over seven games. Overall on the year, Plouffe's batting average of .259 is up from his career mark of .246, but his power numbers are down a tick. He'll need to hit with more pop to become relevant in mixed leagues, but until then, he makes for a decent option in AL-only formats.

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

Plouffe went 3-for-5 with an RBI single and RBI double, on Tuesday, scoring a run in the process to help the Twins beat the Braves 4-2.

EDGE Analysis

Plouffe nearly had three RBI, but Jorge Polanco was gunned down by Braves' center fielder Ender Inciarte on Plouffe's RBI single in the top of the ninth. The RBI were just Plouffe's 28th and 29th of the year, and the double was just his 17th extra-base hit. Plouffe is hitting cleanup these days for the Twins, who have actually been a decent offensive team this season, 11th in the MLB in OPS. The power and RBI numbers are a little disappointing considering, but perhaps there's reason to expect more from Plouffe in the final month and a half of the season.

15DTrevor Plouffe
1B/3B/DH MIN
2 months ago

Plouffe is out of the lineup Sunday against the Royals, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Plouffe returned from the DL last Monday following a rib injury, but he hasn't immediately been handed back an everyday role at third base. He'll sit for the fourth time in eight games, paving the way for Jorge Polanco to log another start at the hot corner. Look for manager Paul Molitor to juggle three players (Plouffe, Polanco and Eduardo Escobar) for two lineup spots (third base and shortstop) over the next several days, with the hottest hitters likely seeing the most at-bats.

15DTrevor Plouffe
1B/3B/DH MIN
2 months ago

Plouffe (ribs) is back in the lineup Monday against the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Plouffe has been activated from the disabled list and will return to the lineup for the first time in more than a month. The veteran, who was dealing with a cracked rib, recently completed a rehab assignment at Triple-A Rochester, which included playing at both first base and third base over the weekend. He'll start at third base and bat fifth in the order behind cleanup man Miguel Sano on Monday.