Trevor Plouffe 3B/DH MIN 2 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/DH MIN 2 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/DH MIN 2 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/DH MIN 2 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/DH MIN 3 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/DH MIN 3 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/DH MIN 3 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.

Trevor Plouffe 3B/DH MIN 3 Months

Plouffe is out of the lineup Sunday against the Royals, LaVelle E. Neal of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Plouffe will get the day off Sunday following an 0-for-4 night at the plate Saturday. Eduardo Escobar will start at third base and bat eighth for the Twins.

Trevor Plouffe 3B/DH MIN 4 Months

Plouffe (foot) is back in the lineup Monday in Houston, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Plouffe was raking in August (.394/.487/.545 with one homer, nine RBI, and six runs in 33 at-bats) prior to fouling a pitch off his left foot Saturday, resulting in an absence Sunday. X-rays were returned negative, though, and he'll assume his regular role at third base and bat seventh in the order.

Trevor Plouffe 3B/DH MIN 4 Months

Plouffe's X-ray came back negative Sunday, leaving him day-to-day, Joe Stiglich of CSN California reports.

Plouffe was out of the lineup Sunday for the first time since July 25, which was the first indication he was injured. The foot issue likely won't force him on the disabled list however, which is good news for the Twins. He is currently listed as day-to-day, but it's unclear how long he will need to sit before returning to the lineup.