Twins Beat Yankees On Walk-Off Error From Francisco Cervelli (Video)

The Minnesota Twins will take a win any way they can after starting the season with a 39-47 record. Saturday afternoon, they got just what they needed thanks to some bad defense from the New York Yankees. The Twins had a golden opportunity to win the game in the 11th inning with the bases loaded and Trevor Plouffe at the plate. But when Plouffe hit a weak comebacker to pitcher...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins happy to take throwaway victory over Yankees in 11 innings

It should have been a 1-2-3 double play. That’s what a 27-foot dribbler in front of home plate with the bases loaded is supposed to turn into. In the 11th inning Saturday, it was the defining moment of the Twins’ wacky 2-1 walk-off victory over the Yankees. Trevor Plouffe took a mighty swing at Matt Thornton’s fastball but connected only enough to send it meekly toward the...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Trevor Plouffe, Eduardo Nunez

The Minnesota Twins lost to the Kansas City Royals on Monday by the score of 6-1. The loss dropped the Twins to 37-44, last place in the American League Central. The Twins, who have been in the middle of the pack in scoring, managed just a run on nine hits and left 11 on base. A positive for the Twins was the return of third baseman Trevor Plouffe, who hasn't played since...
Via MLB Injury News
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Amid flurry of roster moves, Twins send down Polanco

MINNEAPOLIS -- Jorge Polanco's first stint in the majors was a brief one. The Minnesota Twins announced prior to Monday's game against Kansas City that they have activated third baseman Trevor Plouffe and infielder/outfielder Eduardo Nunez from the 15-day disabled list. To make room for those two on the roster, the Twins optioned Polanco back to High-A Fort Myers and also...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Trevor Plouffe set to return Monday

Minnesota Twins third-baseman Trevor Plouffe is ready to return from the 15-day DL on Monday.  He has been out with inflammation in his left rib cage since June 14 against the Detroit Tigers. They Twins knew he was ready when they watched him take batting practice Saturday afternoon.#450834962 / gettyimages.comNo rehab assignment will be needed because Plouffe was able to hit outside...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Trevor Plouffe could skip rehab assignment

The Minnesota Twins defeated the Chicago White Sox on Sunday by the score of 6-5. The win improved the Twins to 36-38, tired for third in the American League Central. Kurt Suzuki had three hits for the Twins, while Joe Mauer and Sam Fuld had two hits apiece. There is some potentially good news on the injury front for the Twins, as third baseman Trevor Plouffe may return sooner...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Trevor Plouffe to DL

The Minnesota Twins lost to the Detroit Tigers on Sunday by the score of 4-3. The loss was the second straight to the first place Tigers, dropping the Twins five games back in the division at 32-35. Joe Mauer and Eduardo Escobar each had two hits for the Twins. Escobar was filling in for Trevor Plouffe, who was out with a left oblique strain. It appears Escobar will continue...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Injuries affect consistency

Minnesota Twins As the Minnesota Twins continue through their season, more injuries are beginning to plague their roster. Third baseman Trevor Plouffe was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday when he experienced inflammation on the left side of his chest. The injury was sustained on Saturday against the Detroit Tigers when he made a diving attempt to stop a hit in the third...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins' Plouffe to 15-day DL, Florimon recalled from Triple-A

Two Twins infielders suffered injuries in Saturday's loss to the Tigers. One of them has resulted in a trip to the disabled list. Minnesota announced Sunday that third baseman Trevor Plouffe has been placed on the 15-day DL with inflammation between a rib and the costal cartilage on his left side. Plouffe was injured in the seventh inning Saturday as he dove to make a play on...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Updates: Trevor Plouffe, Eduardo Nunez

There were not one but two injuries suffered by Minnesota Twins infielders on Saturday night, with both Trevor Plouffe and Eduardo Nunez forced out of the game early.'s Matt Slovin reports that Plouffe came out before the fourth after making an attempted diving stop at third base on an Ian Kinsler single.X-rays were negative on Plouffe's ribs and the club are currently...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Dexter Fowler makes diving catch, goes sliding another 10 feet (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Dexter Fowler turned on the jets to rob Trevor Plouffe of extra bases on Friday night with a sweet diving catch. The best part of the catch was how Fowler went sliding another 10 feet after making the grab. It was as if he landed on some slick grass […]
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins hitters come through in clutch in hardfought win

MINNEAPOLIS -- A common refrain heard inside the Twins' locker room lately has been the need to come up with timely hits with runners in scoring position. After the offense carried the slumping pitching staff in April, the bats failed to come through regularly in May and left plenty of runners on base. Finally, Minnesota got a few key hits in that situation Wednesday. Four of...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Hardball High Week 8 – Fantasy Baseball Special Forces

Hardball High There are a ton of subjects here in Hardball High. We’ve been covering a variety of courses here, from 101 to super-senior. But at the end of the day, what matters is your report card. The end goal of each class is to find a way to better your scores in the ways that matter: namely, your categories. As any competent Fantasy Baseball owner could tell you, standard...
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins earn win with home run derby against Yankees

The New York Yankees are sometimes referred to as the Bronx Bombers, and they've hit their fair share of home runs against the Twins over the years. On Friday, though, it was Minnesota launching bombs in a 6-1 win at Yankee Stadium. For the first time all season, the Twins -- who had the fifth-fewest home runs in the majors with 39 prior to Friday -- hit three home runs in a...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Trevor Plouffe and the Dangers of Good Results

Trevor Plouffe had a good June 2012 — he hit .327/.391/.735 with 11 home runs — and announced himself to the baseball world in his third season. Unfortunately for him, though, those were good results after a process that didn’t fit him best. It was the slump that came after (.226/.279/.381 with eight home runs) […]
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins blank Padres, 2-0

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Phil Hughes threw seven shutout innings and Trevor Plouffe homered in the Minnesota Twins' 2-0 victory over the punchless San Diego Padres on Wednesday night. Padres starter Tyson Ross (5-4) nearly matched Hughes, allowing one run on three hits over seven innings, walking three and striking out eight. Chris Parmelee's sacrifice fly to left in the sixth scored...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' Plouffe spraying the ball all over field

MINNEAPOLIS -- Trevor Plouffe's fifth-inning double Tuesday was big for several reasons. For starters, it snapped an 0-for-23 skid that the Twins third baseman was in. Additionally, it put Plouffe in scoring position with no outs, and he eventually came home on Kurt Suzuki's base hit to give Minnesota a 6-2 lead over the visiting Boston Red Sox. On top of all that, Plouffe...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' Trevor Plouffe leaves game with injury

The Minnesota Twins enjoyed a 5-3 victory over division rival Detroit on Saturday afternoon.  The Twins' third baseman, Trevor Plouffe, enjoyed another successful day at the plate as he laced the go-ahead two-run single that wound up as the winning hit.  He was lifted from the game during the seventh inning though with an arm injury.  Rhett Bollinger of reports:"...
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Forgettable fourth inning spoils Twins' Saturday

The Twins' Saturday started out rather peaceful and serene, on a sun-splashed, 78-degree afternoon in Kansas City. Then, in the fourth frame, the visitors quickly grew uncomfortable. Minnesota's Chris Colabello, Trevor Plouffe and Josmil Pinto all committed defensive miscues, leading to a five-run inning for the host Royals. The Twins could never quite recover, in an eventual...
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Money Matchup of the Day – Bruce Chen vs. Trevor Plouffe

No one matchup is the make or break in any baseball game but there are certain matchups in some games that could help decide the outcome in that game.  In this new daily piece at Pine Tar Press we will take a look at an intriguing competition between two players in that days game that we feel could help decide the outcome. Today's Matchup: Bruce Chen vs. Trevor Plouffe ...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins 2014 positional preview: Third base

The seventh part of the nine-part series breaking down each position for the 2014 Minnesota Twins examines third base. It's a position that the Twins need improvement from this year if the team is going to make strides offensively. PROJECTED STARTER Trevor Plouffe (.254/.309/.392, 14 HR, 52 RBI in 129 games) KEY BACKUP Eduardo Escobar (.236/.282/.345, 3 HR, 10 RBI in 66 games...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Plouffe working to keep 3B job, not looking over shoulder at prospect Sano

Trevor Plouffe has not yet seen the documentary "Ballplayer: Pelotero" but the Twins' third baseman has a vague understanding of what the film is about. The movie takes a look at the life of baseball prospects in the Dominican Republic, and it focuses specifically on two teenagers, including one by the name of Miguel Sano. It's been several years since the movie...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

With Sano coming soon, Plouffe happy to have job

(Eds: Updates.) By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer Trevor Plouffe's spot at third base for the Minnesota Twins is tenuous at best, with one of the best prospects in baseball close behind him. Rather than resenting the ascension of Miguel Sano, Plouffe has befriended the big-swinging Dominican. For now, the former first-round draft pick still has a regular spot in the lineup....
Via AP on Fox
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Plouffe working to keep 3B job, not looking over shoulder at prospect Sano

MINNEAPOLIS -- Trevor Plouffe has not yet seen the documentary "Ballplayer: Pelotero" but the Twins' third baseman has a vague understanding of what the film is about. The movie takes a look at the life of baseball prospects in the Dominican Republic, and it focuses specifically on two teenagers, including one by the name of Miguel Sano. It's been several years...
Via Fox Sports North
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins, Plouffe agree to 1-year, $2.35M deal to avoid arbitration

The Minnesota Twins and third baseman Trevor Plouffe have agreed to a $2.35 million, one-year contract that avoided salary arbitration. Plouffe batted .254 with 14 home runs and 52 RBIs in 477 at-bats last season, his second as a regular in the lineup. He had 13 errors. In 2012, Plouffe homered 24 times, but he batted .235 in 422 at-bats and was charged with 17 errors. Drafted as...
Via AP on Fox
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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