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24 Trevor Plouffe 3B
Height/Weight: 6-2/216 | Birthdate: 6/15/1986 | Birthplace: West Hills, CA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Minnesota | College: No College | MLB Experience: 6 | Salary: $520,000 | Owned/Started%: 86/67 | Average Draft Position: 205.02
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Twins' Trevor Plouffe, Miguel Sano swap positions to rest Joe Mauer


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2015) The Twins gave Joe Mauer a break from playing the field on Sunday. Mauer will start at DH for the 14th time this year and third time in the last seven games. 

Regular third baseman Trevor Plouffe moves across the diamond to first base to replace Mauer in the field. Plouffe gets his ninth start there. 

Regular DH Miguel Sano moves to third base for the sixth time this year. 


Twins get Trevor Plouffe back, demote Danny Santana and Jorge Polanco


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2015) The Twins activated third baseman Trevor Plouffe, who had been on paternity leave, and pitcher Kevin Jepsen, who was acquired in a trade-deadline deal with Tampa Bay. 

To make room, the team optioned shortstop Danny Santana to Triple-A Rochester and shortstop Jorge Polanco to Double-A Chattanooga, per MLB.com.

Santana was hitting .219 with the Twins this season. Polanco hit .429 in three games.


Twins 3B Trevor Plouffe to be back in action Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2015) Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe will be reinstated from the paternity list before the game Saturday against visiting Seattle, per ESPN.

Plouffe, who has been out since Tuesday, will return with a slash line of .257/.316/.456.


Twins to place Trevor Plouffe on paternity leave, recall Jorge Polanco


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2015) The Twins will place third baseman Trevor Plouffe on paternity leave, according to MLB.com. 

To replace Plouffe on the roster, the Twins will recall infielder Jorge Polanco from Triple-A Rochester.

Polanco is hitting .284 at Rochester. 


Joe Mauer not in Twins lineup for Saturday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2015) Twins first baseman Joe Mauer isn't in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Yankees. 

Mauer has started 81 games at first this season, including the last 11. Trevor Plouffe moves across the diamond from third base to replace him, starting at first for the fifth time this year. 

Eduardo Escobar replaces Plouffe at third, starting there for the first time since June 3. 


Twins 3B Trevor Plouffe rips 14th home run in victory on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/25/2015) Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe enjoyed a solid night at the plate in Friday's 10-1 victory over the Yankees. ploufe went 3 for 4 with a double and a solo home run while also scoring two runs.

The home run, his 14th of the year, put the Twins up 7-0 in the eighth inning. The three-hit effort gives Plouffe a .282 batting average and four home runs over his past 10 games.


Twins 3B Trevor Plouffe hits three-run home run Thursday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2015) Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe smacked his 13th home run of the season to send the Twins to a 3-0 win over the Angels on Thursday.

Plouffe hit the three-run shot off Garrett Richards in the fourth inning. It was his only hit in four at-bats during the contest.

Prior to Thursday's win, Plouffe was hitting .262 with two home runs and seven RBI in his last 11 games.

"I'm just trying to have good at-bats, but both of them were with two strikes, so I'm just trying to put the ball in play," Plouffe said, per MLB.com. "They were both off two good pitchers and two guys you have to battle against. But it shows, instead of striking out, it helps to put the ball in play.


Trevor Plouffe doubles and scores for Twins


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2015) Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe went 1 for 3 in Sunday's loss to Oakland. Plouffe walked and scored the Twins' only run of the game. 

Plouffe also added his 23rd double of the year, his third extra base hit in the last four games. 


Twins' Trevor Plouffe hits grand slam in two-hit game


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2015) Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe went 2 for 4 with a grand slam in Friday's win over Oakland. 

Plouffe is 6 for his last 12 after hitting in his third straight game. He homered for the second game in a row.

Plouffe entered the season with no grand slams in his 62 career home runs. Friday's blast was his second grand slam in 12 home runs this season and first since May 3. 


Twins 3B Trevor Plouffe aims to stay hot


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/14/2015) Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe closed out the first half of the season on a high note, hitting .348 over his last 10 games to raise his average by 12 points, to .259. 

Plouffe went 8-for-23 over the stretch, with six runs scored and three RBIs. In addition, he hit his first home run since June 26 in the Twins' final game of the first half last Sunday, giving him 11 on the season. 

Plouffe remains locked in at third base thanks to his stellar defense, moving top prospect Miguel Sano to the DH spot for now. 


Twins 3B Trevor Plouffe collects three hits in win on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/4/2015) Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe had a nice night at the plate in the 5-3 win over the Royals on Saturday. Plouffe just missed hitting for the cycle, as he went 3 for4 with a double, a triple, an RBI and a run scored.

Plouffe seems to be heating up at the plate again, as he is batting .316 with a home run and five RBI over his last 10 games.


Twins 3B Trevor Plouffe totals eight doubles in last 16 games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2015) Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe doubled and had an RBI single during an 11-7 loss to the Reds on Monday. He also had two runs.

Plouffe is up to 18 doubles, including eight in his last 16 games. He is batting .263 (15 for 57) with one home run, eight RBI, 10 runs, five walks, five strikeouts and one stolen base in his last 15 games.


Twins' Trevor Plouffe snaps 13-game homer drought


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2015) Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning of Friday's loss to Milwaukee. 

Plouffe went 2 for 4 and went deep for the 10th time this year, snapping a 13-game home run drought. 

Plouffe now has 40 RBI on the year.


Trevor Plouffe drives in four runs in Twins' win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2015) Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe drove in four runs in Friday's win over the Cubs. 

Plouffe went 2 for 4 with two doubles. He has 16 doubles and 38 RBI on the year. 

It was Plouffe's biggest RBI day since he drove in five on May 3. 


Twins 3B Trevor Plouffe goes yard, gets 2 RBI in loss


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2015) Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe hit his ninth home run of the season in Wednesday night's 7-2 loss to the Royals. 

Plouffe finished the game 2 for 4 and recorded two RBI. His homer was a solo shot in the eighth inning and he also hit an RBI single in the third. This marked Plouffe's first home run since May 31. 

He now has a slash line of .250/.317/.447. 


Twins' Trevor Plouffe out of lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2015) Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Brewers.

It's Plouffe's first break from the starting lineup since May 10. He's had a tough time offensively in June, going 1 for 24 with one walk in six games this month. Eduardo Nunez will man third base, while Torii Hunter will slot into the cleanup spot in the lineup.

The Twins are home underdogs (+113) on Sunday, per VegasInsider.com.


Twins' Trevor Plouffe launches eighth homer Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2015) Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe went 2 for 4 with a two-run home run in his team's 6-5 win over the Blue Jays on Sunday.

Plouffe helped complete a comeback in the sixth inning, with his two-run shot evening the score at 4-4. The multihit performance was his fifth in his last seven games. Plouffe has hit .279/.352/.488 with eight home runs and 29 RBI in 172 at-bats.


Trevor Plouffe gets another two-hit game for Twins


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2015) Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe went 2 for 4, continuing his hot hitting in Tuesday's win over Boston. 

Plouffe has hit in four straight, with multi-hit games in the last three. He drove in a run, his 26th. It's his fourth game with an RBI in the last five. 

Plouffe added his ninth double of the season. 


Twins' Trevor Plouffe slugs three-run homer vs. Red Sox


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) Twins pitcher Trevor Plouffe went 2 for 5 with a three-run homer in his team's 7-2 win over the Red Sox on Monday.

The Twins put together a six-run second inning to extend their lead to 7-0, and the final blow came on Plouffe's home run to left field, which was followed by a Kurt Suzuki single before Boston starter Joe Kelly was yanked from the game. Plouffe has hit .270/.353/.474 with seven home runs and 25 RBI in 152 at-bats.


Twins 3B Trevor Plouffe raising average


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(5/25/2015) Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe responded to a minor skid with a solid week that saw him raise his batting average by 11 points, as he picked up at least one hit in five of his last six contests. 

Plouffe is now hitting .265 on the year with six homers and 22 RBIs, and he's done much of his damage at pitcher-friendly Target Field, where he's registered five of his longballs and 17 of his RBIs. 


Twins' Trevor Plouffe hits two-run home run in win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2015) Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe hit a two-run home run in the second inning of Tuesday's win over Pittsburgh. 

Plouffe went 2 for 4 and went deep for his sixth homer of the year. He also hit his sixth double of the season and now has 20 RBI. 


Twins' Trevor Plouffe cooling off over last two weeks


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2015) Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe is just 8 for 40 with no home runs in 11 games over the last two weeks.

Plouffe has managed a few extra-base hits and drawn five walks to post a .200/.289/.300 line over that stretch. The recent cool-down has the third baseman hitting .254/.336/.423 with five home runs and 18 RBI in 130 at-bats. He's set to open a two-game series in Pittsburgh on Tuesday.


Twins 3B Trevor Plouffe (personal) back in starting lineup Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/12/2015) Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe is back in the starting lineup, batting cleanup Tuesday against the Tigers. Plouffe missed the last two games while attending a funeral for his grandfather. Plouffe has been hitting well lately, batting .345 with two doubles, two home runs and nine RBI in eight games this month.


Twins scratch Trevor Plouffe from lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe was a late scratch from Sunday's lineup after his flight back from Dallas was delayed. 

Plouffe left the team to attend his grandfather's funeral. Doug Bernier will replace him in the starting lineup, batting seventh. 


Trevor Plouffe flight delay may force Twins lineup change


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe may not be at the stadium in time for Sunday's game, per the Pioneer Press

Originally listed in the starting lineup, Plouffe's flight from Dallas was delayed. He's scheduled to arrive at 12:40 PM. There will be a driver waiting to take him to the ballpark, but with a 1:10 start time, it will be tough to make it in time for first pitch. 

Doug Bernier will get the start if Plouffe isn't there in time. 

Plouffe was in Texas tending to a family emergency.