Trevor Plouffe
1B/3B/DH FA
2 months ago

Plouffe went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Thursday's 9-6 win over the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Plouffe's 414-shot in the sixth closed out the scoring for the Rays on the night and served as his first homer since June 21. It's been a forgettable campaign for the veteran slugger between his stints with the Athletics and Rays, with all three elements of his .202/.272/.325 line representing his worst marks since his initial big-league cup of coffee with the Twins back in 2010.

Trevor Plouffe
1B/3B/DH FA
2 months ago

Plouffe will play third base and bat second Monday against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Rays are giving Evan Longoria a day out of the field by deploying him as the designated hitter, so Plouffe will check into the lineup at the hot corner while Logan Morrison shuttles to the bench. Plouffe has struggled on the whole this season, but owns a respectable .268/.343/.449 line against left-handers, which could make him a decent punt play Monday versus Yankees southpaw CC Sabathia.

Trevor Plouffe
1B/3B/DH FA
3 months ago

Plouffe was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Monday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Plouffe will rejoin the big club in time to face his old club, the Twins. He's posted a .227/.357/.273 line over seven games since being dropped to Durham. Given his struggles at the big-league level this season -- slashing .204/.274/.325 in 89 games between the A's and Rays -- not much should be expected from Plouffe down the stretch.

Trevor Plouffe
1B/3B/DH FA
3 months ago

Plouffe is expected to rejoin the Rays from Triple-A Durham in the coming days, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran slugger has been with the Bulls since Aug. 26, posting a .227/.357/.273 line with a double and one RBI over seven games. Plouffe has struggled at the big-league level with both the Athletics and Rays this season, so fantasy expectations should be tempered, to say the least.

Trevor Plouffe
1B/3B/DH FA
3 months ago

Plouffe was designated for assignment Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Plouffe receives the news of his designation for assignment after getting off to a 3-for-17 start at the plate during the month of August. The 31-year-old is hitting just .204 on the season and will likely report to Triple-A Durham if he passes through waivers unclaimed.

Trevor Plouffe
1B/3B/DH FA
4 months ago

Plouffe went 2-for-4 with a double and a run in Wednesday's 3-0 win over the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

It's been a rough season overall for the veteran third infielder, whether in an Athletics or Rays uniform. However, he's now put together a modest three-game hitting streak, although Wednesday's double was his first extra-base hit during that stretch. Plouffe's bat still carries some pop, but the uncertainty of his playing time neutralizes his already modest fantasy value. Although the 31-year-old can play both corner infield spots, the recent addition of Lucas Duda caps Plouffe's potential opportunity that much further.

Trevor Plouffe
1B/3B/DH FA
5 months ago

Plouffe is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's clash with the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Plouffe has seen some irregular playing time lately, starting just four of the last ten games. The veteran infielder likely needs to demonstrate more consistency at the plate to get an everyday role, as his .216/.276/.357 slash line leaves much to be desired. Corey Dickerson starts as the DH in his stead, allowing Shane Peterson to take over in left field.

Trevor Plouffe
1B/3B/DH FA
5 months ago

Plouffe is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Pirates, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

With no DH spot available for the series in Pittsburgh, Plouffe will sit for the second game in a row. It still looks as though Plouffe will be in line for at least semi-regular at-bats during weeks the Rays play exclusively in American League parks, but he'll need to produce a little better before becoming a viable mixed-league commodity. Over 215 plate appearances with the Athletics and Rays this season, Plouffe is slashing a career-worst .219/.284/.372.

Trevor Plouffe
1B/3B/DH FA
5 months ago

Plouffe went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Wednesday's 8-3 loss to the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

The round tripper was Plouffe's first in his three games with the Rays, and he's now notched one hit in each of his contests in a Tampa uniform. The 31-year-old's prevailing problem this season has been his strikeout rate, as it's ballooned to a 28 percent figure that is his highest since his initial cup of coffee with the Twins back in 2010. He's whiffed only once over a modest sample of 12 plate appearances in his new digs, however, so perhaps the change of scenery will bring about some success at the plate.

Trevor Plouffe
1B/3B/DH FA
5 months ago

Plouffe will start at third base and bat fifth Wednesday against the Reds, Bill Chastain of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Rays have wasted no time in seeing what Plouffe can do after acquiring him from the Athletics over the weekend. He'll make his third straight start Wednesday, with his entry into the lineup coming at the expense of Colby Rasmus, who has yet to see the field during the series. At the very least, Plouffe looks to see regular at-bats against left-handed pitching, but he'll need to show more improvement upon his .184/.243/.346 season-long line against right-handers to secure a full-time role.