Trevor Plouffe 3B MIN 8 Days

Plouffe said Friday that he's fully recovered from the broken left forearm he suffered Sept. 24, MLB.com 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 16 Days

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 19 Days

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 4 Months

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.

Trevor Plouffe 3B MIN 4 Months

Plouffe Tweeted on his personal account that he will not require surgery on his injured forearm.

Instead, doctors will allow Plouffe to take the rest-and-recovery route with the forearm, with healing likely to take six-to-eight weeks. That timetable would allow Plouffe to begin his offseason training program in early November, putting him on track to enter spring training at full health.

Trevor Plouffe 3B MIN 4 Months

Plouffe's season is over after he left Wednesday's game with a fractured left forearm, Fox Sports North's Tyler Mason reports.

He suffered the injury when A.J. Pollock's knee made contact with Plouffe's forearm during a tag play at third base. Eduardo Nunez, who replaced Plouffe on Wednesday, will likely finish out the season as the Twins' third baseman. It's currently unclear whether Plouffe will be ready for spring training.

Trevor Plouffe 3B MIN 4 Months

Plouffe left Wednesday's game after hitting his left forearm on A.J. Pollock's knee as Pollock was sliding into third base, the Star Tribune's LaVelle E. Neal reports.

He was replaced by Eduardo Nunez at third and should be considered day-to-day until more about the injury is revealed in the coming days.

Trevor Plouffe 3B MIN 5 Months

Plouffe is out of the lineup Wednesday against the White Sox.

Plouffe owns a relatively mediocre 2-for-11 career line against opposing starter John Danks, which may have factored into manager Ron Gardenhire's decision to rest him. Eduardo Nunez is set to occupy third base in Plouffe's stead.

Trevor Plouffe 3B MIN 5 Months

Plouffe was 1-for-3 with a solo home run in the Twins' loss to Baltimore on Friday night.

There wasn't much for the Twins to cheer about in this one, but Plouffe did pop his 11th home run while continuing his hot hitting for the month of August. He's now batting .249 with 65 RBI and could provide fantasy owners with a little production down the stretch.

Trevor Plouffe 3B MIN 5 Months

Plouffe (.245/.312/.407) hit his tenth homer of the year on Friday against the Tigers, as he went 3-for-6 with four runs scored and three RBI.

Poor Andrew Romine just tried to do his part, taking one for the team on a night where Tigers pitching gave up 20 runs. Fortunately for Plouffe, he was able to pad his stats on the night with a 422-foot blast off Romine, normally an infielder. Plouffe is currently on pace for career bests in at-bats, runs and RBI.