Trevor Plouffe 3B MIN 2 Days

Trevor Plouffe hit his first home run of the year in the ninth inning of Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Plouffe is known mostly for his power, but he's managed to stay fantasy relevant through the early weeks of the season by posting a high batting average and exercising surprising plate discipline. Despite the homer being his first, Plouffe has slashed .314/.426/.451 with nine RBI thus far. The average will go down -- he's just a .243 career hitter -- but the homers should increase, keeping him on fantasy radars in deep mixed and AL-only leagues for another year.

Trevor Plouffe 3B MIN 15 Days

Trevor Plouffe finished 3-for-5 with three RBI against the White Sox on Wednesday.

That's the good news. The bad is that he made a bad throw home on a play in the ninth, allowing the White Sox to tie up the game against Glen Perkins. Still, the Twins will take the offense, especially against a right-hander. Plouffe hit just .240/.290/.373 versus righties last year.

Trevor Plouffe 3B MIN 20 Days

Trevor Plouffe singled twice and walked Friday against the Red Sox.

Plouffe is hitting .280 this spring, but he's without a homer in 50 at-bats. Oddly enough, he's never homered in 215 spring training at-bats. He's hit one every 26 at-bats in regular-season play.

Trevor Plouffe 3B MIN 1 Month

Trevor Plouffe went 0-for-3 and struck out twice Saturday against the Mets.

Plouffe is hitting .222 with one extra-base hit (a double) and an 8/3 K/BB ratio through 27 at-bats. That Miguel Sano is no longer a threat to take his job come June or July made him a safer pick in AL-only leagues, but we're still not optimistic he'll be of much use.

Trevor Plouffe 3B MIN 2 Months

Trevor Plouffe gained 10-12 pounds of muscle over the offseason.

Plouffe seems to be pretty motivated to hold off top prospect Miguel Sano as long as possible. Coming off a season where he batted .254/.309/.392 with 14 home runs, Plouffe will handle third base for the Twins again this season until Sano is ready.

Trevor Plouffe 3B MIN 3 Months

Twins avoided arbitration with 3B Trevor Plouffe by agreeing to a one-year, $2.35 million contract.

Plouffe was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter after qualifying for Super Two status. The third baseman batted .254/.309/.392 with 14 home runs last year for the Twins. He'll handle the hot corner again in 2014 until Miguel Sano is ready.

Trevor Plouffe 3B MIN 7 Months

Trevor Plouffe went 3-for-3 with an RBI single, a walk, and a run scored Friday against the Indians.

Plouffe has had a disappointing year, especially from a power perspective, but he is finishing strong. With his three-hit performance on Friday, the 27-year-old is hitting .347 (33-for-95) this month.

Trevor Plouffe 3B MIN 7 Months

Trevor Plouffe returned to the Twins starting lineup on Saturday and will hit third against the Athletics.

Plouffe sat out of Friday's game after leaving Thursday's contest due to a sore left wrist sustained when he tripped over the bullpen mound in Oakland.

Trevor Plouffe 3B MIN 7 Months

Trevor Plouffe (wrist) is not in the Twins starting lineup for Friday's game against the Athletics.

Plouffe was forced to leave Thursday's contest early due to a sore left wrist, after he stumbled over the bullpen mound in Oakland. Continue to consider him day-to-day for now, but it's unclear when or if he'll return to the Twins lineup this season.

Trevor Plouffe 3B MIN 7 Months

Trevor Plouffe left Thursday's game against the Athletics with a sore left wrist.

Plouffe was injured when he stumbled over the bullpen mound in Oakland and took a nasty fall. It's not clear at this point how long he might be sidelined.