Trevor Plouffe 3B MIN 1 day ago

Plouffe is not in Saturday's lineup against the Indians, Tyler Mason of Fox Sports North reports.

Plouffe is sitting against Danny Salazar, who he's hit 1-for-11 with a home run against. This can likely be chalked up to a day off, with Eduardo Nnez instead getting the start at third.

Trevor Plouffe 3B MIN 1 day ago

Plouffe went 1-for-5 with a game winning home run in the 11th inning in Friday's win over Cleveland.

Plouffe has had the winning hit in three of Minnesota's last four walk-off wins. He's hitting just .143, but does have two home runs in ten games.

Trevor Plouffe 3B MIN 5 days ago

Plouffe hit his first homer (and the Twins' second of the season) in Monday's loss to the Royals.

Despite the homer, Plouffe's overall line is an ugly .130/.259/.304. He has a lot of company among those struggling for the team right now.

Trevor Plouffe 3B MIN 7 days ago

Plouffe started at first base for the first time in three years and went 0-for-4 in Sunday's loss to the White Sox.

Joe Mauer got a semi day off at DH, while Eduardo Escobar played third base with Plouffe moving to first base. Plouffe may not play many games at first base, but he's in the mix when Mauer plays DH or gets a day off.

Trevor Plouffe 3B MIN 2 weeks ago

Plouffe went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout in Wednesday's loss to the Tigers.

Plouffe endured a rough spring showing, slashing .196/.258/.304 with just two RBI and 13 strikeouts in 18 games. He doesn't appear to be in any jeopardy of losing playing time just yet, but with top prospect Miguel Sano possibly in line to make his big league debut later this season, the 29-year-old may need a strong offensive start to ensure he stays in the lineup throughout the season.

Trevor Plouffe 3B MIN 1 month ago

Plouffe went 1-for-3 with his first home run of the spring in Tuesday's win over Baltimore.

Plouffe had been off to a slow start to the spring as he's hitting just 3-for-21. However, Plouffe looks secure in his third base job to begin the season with top prospect Miguel Sano optioned to Double-A. Sano likely needs at least a few months in the minors after missing last season due to Tommy John surgery. However, it looks like the Twins plan to keep Sano at third base which could mean Plouffe may not have great job security should he struggle in the first half of the season.

Trevor Plouffe 3B MIN 3 months ago

Plouffe said Friday that he's fully recovered from the broken left forearm he suffered Sept. 24, reports.

Moreover, Plouffe said he was able to start his offseason workouts earlier this month, right on schedule. Coming off a season in which he hit .258/.328/.423 with 14 homers and 80 RBI, while also showing improved defense at third base, Plouffe is locked in as the Twins' starter at the hot corner. When asked about star prospect Miguel Sano (elbow) pushing Plouffe for the job late in the year or in 2016, GM Terry Ryan said, "I don't think he should worry about that at all. [Plouffe's] a guy that done the job at the major league level. Sano's going to have to end up coming in and pushing."

Trevor Plouffe 3B MIN 3 months ago

Plouffe (forearm) and the Twins avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.5 million deal Friday, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Plouffe provided Minnesota with a nice combination of walk rate and isolated power last year, walking 9.1 percent of the time and posting an ISO of .165. He also showed improved fielding skills in 2014, solidifying his case to remain an every day player for the Twins in 2015. His forearm injury is expected to be a non-issue by spring training.

Trevor Plouffe 3B MIN 3 months ago

Plouffe, who had surgery at the end of September for a fractured left forearm, has resumed all baseball activities, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Plouffe missed the final week of the season with the injury, but he's expected to be fully healthy for the start of spring training. He enters spring training set as Minnesota's starting third baseman.

Trevor Plouffe 3B MIN 7 months ago

Plouffe had surgery Monday on his fractured left forearm and will be ready for spring training, Fox Sports North's Tyler Mason reports.

He declared that he would not need surgery last week, but that was apparently not the case. Still, it's good to know that it shouldn't affect his availability next season.