Trevor Plouffe
1B/3B/DH PHI
1 week ago

Plouffe's contract was selected by the Phillies on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Plouffe was called upon to provide a veteran bat off the bench and the ability to fill in at multiple positions around the diamond. Neither the bat nor the glove are particularly good, though, as the 32-year-old has posted a .242/.304/.410 in parts of eight big-league seasons and a negative UZR at every position other than first base. Dylan Cozens was optioned in a corresponding move, with Pedro Florimon transferred to the 60-day disabled list to clear room on the 40-man roster.

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

Plouffe signed a minor-league contract with the Phillies on Monday, Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Plouffe received his release from the Rangers on April 10 and will look for a fresh start in Philadelphia. He figures to join Triple-A Lehigh, where he'll provide organizational depth.

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

Plouffe requested and was granted his release from Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Plouffe was previously released by the Rangers in mid-March but re-signed on a minor-league deal a few days later. The 31-year-old will hit free agency once again, after posting a .198/.272/.318 slash line with nine home runs in 283 at-bats between the Athletics and Rays in 2017.

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

Plouffe signed a minor-league contract with the Rangers on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Plouffe is back with the Rangers after being released by the team last week. The 31-year-old, who hit a combined .198/.272/.318 across 100 games with the Rays and A's last season, will likely report to Triple-A Round Rock to open the season, where he'll serve as organizational infield depth.

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

Plouffe was released by Texas on Friday, The Athletic's Levi Weaver reports.

EDGE Analysis

Plouffe decided that he would rather get a chance to pursue other opportunities than accept a minor-league assignment and the Rangers granted his request. Though there is still a shot that he returns to Texas on a minor-league deal, the 31-year-old will have some time to figure out his next move. In 2017, Plouffe appeared in 100 games split between Tampa Bay and Oakland, slashing .198/.272/.318 with nine home runs and 19 RBI.

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

Plouffe will not make the Rangers' Opening Day roster, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Plouffe is expected to mull over his options in the coming days, which include requesting a release from the organization in order to pursue a major-league spot with another club. Earlier this spring, Plouffe admitted that he wouldn't accept a minor-league assignment. The 31-year-old was also removed from Wednesday's Cactus League lineup after news of his exclusion from the Opening Day roster broke. Expect a decision on his part in the coming days.

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

Plouffe (intercostal) is batting sixth during Monday's Cactus League game against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

It appears Plouffe is finally past the left intercostal strain that has kept him on the shelf since Feb. 25. Now that he's healthy, he'll look to earn an Opening Day roster spot with the Rangers as a reserve infielder.

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

Plouffe (intercostal strain) is hoping to return to action Monday, Dave Sessions of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Plouffe, who has been sidelined since the first spring game against the Rockies on Feb. 25, had hoped to return this weekend. He's on a minor-league deal and, as a non-roster invitee to major-league camp with no guarantees, needs to get on the field to earn his way onto the roster.

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

Plouffe (left intercostal) is making progress and could play Friday, Dave Sessions of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Plouffe was signed to a minor league deal after a rough 2017 when he posted a .590 OPS over 100 games with Tampa Bay and Oakland. The 31-year-old infielder has fallen off pretty drastically since he hit 22 home runs and knocked in 86 for the Twins in 2015. At best, he hooks on as a reserve infielder with Texas.

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

Plouffe was scratched from Monday's game against the Dodgers with left intercostal tightness, Levi Weaver of The Athletic Dallas reports.

EDGE Analysis

Christian Lopes will step in to start at third base in Plouffe's place. The severity of the issue remains unclear, but more should be known shortly after he's further evaluated. It would be a tough break for Plouffe if he's forced to miss a chunk of time, as he's competing for a reserve role in camp following a disappointing 2017 campaign that saw him post a .198/.272/.318 line across 100 games between Oakland and Tampa Bay.