Trevor Plouffe
1B/3B MIN
6 days 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.

Trevor Plouffe
1B/3B MIN
1 week 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.

Trevor Plouffe
1B/3B MIN
1 week 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.

Trevor Plouffe
1B/3B MIN
2 weeks 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.

Trevor Plouffe
1B/3B MIN
3 weeks ago

Plouffe (ribs) is expected to come off the DL on Monday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

He will DH in Thursday's rehab game with Triple-A Rochester and then get another game at third base and one at first base before heading back to the Twin Cities in advance of next week's series against the Astros that starts Monday. Miguel Sano is a candidate to be optioned to Triple-A as a corresponding move, as the Twins are unhappy with his work ethic with regards to his defense and conditioning. In this scenario, Plouffe would take over as the everyday third baseman. Either way, the veteran should find his way into the lineup more often than not when he is healthy.

Trevor Plouffe
1B/3B MIN
4 weeks 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.

Trevor Plouffe
1B/3B MIN
4 weeks 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.

Trevor Plouffe
1B/3B MIN
1 month 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.

Trevor Plouffe
1B/3B MIN
1 month 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.

Trevor Plouffe
1B/3B MIN
1 month 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.