Trevor Plouffe
1B/3B TB
14 hours 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 TB
7 days 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 TB
1 week 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.

Trevor Plouffe
1B/3B TB
1 week ago

Plouffe went 1-for-4 with a run in Monday's 7-3 loss to the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran third baseman thus put forth a modest showing in his Rays debut while serving as the designated hitter and operating out of the seven-hole. Plouffe offers some power but struggled during his time with Oakland, racking up his highest strikeout rate (29.1 percent) since his initial big-league cup of coffee with the Twins in 2010.

Trevor Plouffe
1B/3B TB
1 week ago

Plouffe was added to the Rays' active roster Monday,

EDGE Analysis

Michael Martinez was designated for assignment to make room on the roster for the 31-year-old. Plouffe, who slashed .214/.276/.357 in 58 games with the A's before being traded to Tampa Bay, will likely fill a reserve infield role with the Rays.

Trevor Plouffe
1B/3B TB
2 weeks ago

Plouffe has been traded to Tampa Bay from Oakland for cash considerations, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Plouffe had been designated for assignment by Oakland earlier in the week. It looks like Plouffe will stay on Tampa Bay's major league roster, but he'll likely have a reserve role with the Rays.

Trevor Plouffe
1B/3B TB
2 weeks ago

Plouffe was designated for assignment by the Athletics on Thursday, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

No surprise here, as the Athletics opted to cast the struggling veteran off the 40-man roster in order to bring top prospect Matt Chapman up to the big leagues. Plouffe only batted .214 this season, although he's not too far removed from some quality big-league innings, so it wouldn't be too surprising to see him land another MLB job relatively soon.

Trevor Plouffe
1B/3B TB
2 weeks ago

Plouffe is expected to be designated for assignment Thursday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Athletics need a 40-man roster spot cleared to allow Matt Chapman to head to the big leagues, and given Plouffe's disappointing .214/.276/.357 slash line on the season, he is a pretty clear candidate to get the boot. He's unlikely to accept a minor-league assignment given his relatively recent success in the big leagues, so he very well could find a new home fairly soon once he's officially exposed to waivers.

Trevor Plouffe
1B/3B TB
2 weeks ago

Plouffe is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Marlins, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

The lack of a designated hitter spot will keep Plouffe glued to the bench Wednesday, but even if the game were being played in Oakland, the veteran third baseman wouldn't be guaranteed entry into the lineup. He ended up sitting out the Athletics' final two games against the Rays over the past weekend, so it seems Plouffe, who is hitting a career-worst .215/.278/.359 this season, may be playing himself out of an everyday role. Ryon Healy will man the hot corner Wednesday and could end up finding himself at the position on a regular basis.

Trevor Plouffe
1B/3B TB
2 weeks ago

Plouffe is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Marlins, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Oakland playing in a National League park, there's no designated hitter spot to allow both Ryon Healy and Plouffe to be in the lineup. Healy will get the nod at the hot corner Tuesday, although Plouffe could see his playing time dwindle when they return to American League play given his poor .217 batting average on the season.