Found August 13, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe, who has been out since he injured his thumb on July 20, was activated from the 15-day disabled list on Monday, the team announced. To make room, the team sent second baseman Tsuyoshi Nishioka to Triple-A Rochester. Plouffe bruised his thumb when he was jammed by a pitch against the Royals. He missed 21 games. In his minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester over the weekend, he went 0-for-8 with a walk in two games. With the Twins this season, Plouffe is hitting .259 with 19 homers in 74 games.
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