MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins have seen players go through concussions before. Most notably, Justin Morneau was sidelined for the second half of the 2010 season when he was hit in the head while sliding into second base in Toronto.
With that image not yet faded from the Twins' minds, it was understandable for Minnesota to worry when a similar situation happened to third baseman Trevor Plouffe last week. Plouffe took a knee to the head from Braves second baseman Dan Uggla while sliding into the base in Atlanta.
Plouffe was immediately dazed and had a headache. He was also nauseous the day after, "kind of like I was hung over," Plouffe said. Because of that, the Twins put Plouffe on the 7-day concussion disabled list, which was instituted by Major League Baseball prior to the 2011 season.
Plouffe was reinstated from the DL on Wednesday and was in Minnesota's lineup at third base. While his symptoms lasted just a day, he felt it was the right move to take the full seven days.