Trevor Plouffe

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Twins 3B Plouffe Enters Season With Sano Waiting For Chance

Trevor Plouffe is coming off of a season in which he led the Minnesota Twins in RBIs and signed a $4.8 million, one-year contract that made him the highest-paid third baseman in franchise history. Put those two things together and the 28-year-old Plouffe would appear to be on firm footing heading into his sixth season in the big leagues.

01/24/2015

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Twins Avoid Arbitration With Trevor Plouffe, 3 Others

The Minnesota Twins have agreed to one-year deals with third baseman Trevor Plouffe, left-hander Tommy Milone, right-hander Casey Fiend and infielder Eduardo Nunez that avoided arbitration. The Twins announced the agreements on Friday. Plouffe will earn $4.8 million next season after hitting .258 with 14 home runs and a team-leading 80 RBIs last season.

01/16/2015

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Twins Fall To Division-Leading Tigers 4-2

The Minnesota Twins did what they could against Max Scherzer, forcing the star right-hander to throw 116 pitches in six innings. “We had a lot of good at-bats and made him throw a ton of pitches. He still hangs in there,” Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. “That’s why he’s a stud.”

09/25/2014

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Plouffe Done For Season With Broken Left Forearm

Minnesota Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe’s season has ended a few days early, because of a broken left forearm.

09/24/2014

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Plouffe Lifts Twins Past Indians In 10th

After a 13-inning victory the night before, the long-shot Cleveland Indians held out hope that they could still sneak into the playoffs. They were dealt a serious setback Friday night.

09/19/2014

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Twins Stun Tigers In 9th For 4-3 Win

Aaron Hicks hit a two-out RBI single in the ninth inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied for a 4-3 win over the AL Central-leading Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. After J.D. Martinez hit a three-run home run to give Detroit a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth, Trevor Plouffe drew a one-out walk against Joe Nathan (4-4) and was replaced by pinch-runner Doug Bernier.

09/16/2014

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Twins Blog: Selling Hope

At the end of their penultimate home stand, the Minnesota Twins left the friendly confines of Target Field with a record of 61-82. With only 19 games remaining in the season, it seems fairly well assured that the Twins will end their fourth straight season with 90+ losses. Speculation and debate over potential organizational change will run rampant. And Twins fans will spend another off-season wondering when their favorite team will manage to climb their way out of baseball’s cellar.

09/07/2014

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Twins Rally Four Times, Lose To Angels 7-6 in 10

Kole Calhoun had three hits and scored four times, sliding into home for the go-ahead run in the 10th inning to give the Los Angeles Angels a 7-6 victory Friday over the Minnesota Twins.

09/05/2014

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Escobar, Twins Bat Around Twice, Pound Tigers 20-6

Eduardo Escobar got a career-high five hits, including a homer and a triple, and the Minnesota Twins batted around twice in a 20-6 rout of the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.

08/22/2014

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Vargas, Twins Avert Sweep With 4-1 Win vs Indians

Kennys Vargas homered and sparked rallies with two other hits, leading the Minnesota Twins past Corey Kluber and the Cleveland Indians 4-1 Thursday.

08/21/2014

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May Struggles Again As Twins Lose To Royals, 6-4

Trevor May was better Monday night, but it wasn’t enough for the Minnesota Twins. In his second career start — and third overall appearance — May pitched into the fifth inning before control problems resurfaced and the Twins lost 6-4 to the Kansas City Royals.

08/18/2014

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After Slow Start, Twins Lose 11th Straight To A’s

For six innings Friday night, the Minnesota Twins managed only one hit and sent the minimum to the plate against Scott Kazmir. They made things interesting in the seventh once it was all but too late in a 6-5 loss to the Oakland Athletics, Minnesota’s 11th straight in this suddenly lopsided series.

08/09/2014

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Twins Squander Leads In 5-4 Loss To Padres

Center fielder Alexi Amarista made a game-saving catch in the bottom of the ninth inning and Seth Smith followed with a solo homer in the 10th to lift the San Diego Padres to a 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday.

08/06/2014

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Plouffe, Twins End 3-Game Skid, Stop Abreu, Chisox

Trevor Plouffe got four hits and the Minnesota Twins stopped Jose Abreu, rallying past the Chicago White Sox 8-6 Saturday night to end a three-game skid. Abreu’s hitting streak ended at 21 games, longest in the AL this season. He went 0 for 3 with two walks, one of them intentional.

08/02/2014

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Willingham’s Homer Powers Twins Past Indians 4-3

Josh Willingham’s tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning sent the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night. Kurt Suzuki had a two-run double among his three hits, Trevor Plouffe hit an RBI double and the Twins beat the Indians at home for the first time in more than 11 months.

07/21/2014

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Twins Activate Plouffe, Nunez From Disabled List

The Minnesota Twins reinstated third baseman Trevor Plouffe and utilityman Eduardo Nunez from the disabled list Monday, putting both of them right back in the lineup for the series opener against Kansas City. Plouffe and Nunez each missed 14 games after their injuries June 14 at Detroit. Plouffe hurt his rib cage, and Nunez, who played in four games on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester, strained his right hamstring. Manager Ron Gardenhire had Plouffe batting sixth and Nunez hitting eighth as the shortstop against the Royals at Target Field.

06/30/2014

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Twins Activate Plouffe, Nunez From Disabled List

The Minnesota Twins have reinstated third baseman Trevor Plouffe and utilityman Eduardo Nunez from the disabled list. The moves were made before Monday’s game against Kansas City.

06/30/2014

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Plouffe Goes On DL With Injured Abdominal Muscle

The Minnesota Twins placed Trevor Plouffe on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a strained left oblique muscle and recalled Pedro Florimon from Triple-A Rochester. Plouffe sustained the injury in Saturday’s 12-9 loss to the Tigers while diving for Ian Kinsler’s infield single.

06/15/2014

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Santana’s Bat, Gibson’s Arm Lead Twins Over Astros

Rookie Danny Santana drove in five runs, Kyle Gibson pitched seven strong innings and the Minnesota Twins beat the Houston Astros 8-0 Saturday. Santana, who hit his first major league home run on Friday night, flied out to lead off the first inning. He then got hits in his next four at-bats, raising his batting average to .373. Santana hit a two-run single in the second, a two-run double in the fourth as the Twins broke it open and an RBI single in the fifth.

06/07/2014

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Garza, Reynolds Lead Brewers To 6-2 Win Over Twins

Matt Garza took a shutout into the seventh inning and Mark Reynolds hit a two-run homer, sending the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night. Garza (3-4) scattered six hits over 6 1-3 scoreless innings against the team that brought him to the big leagues in 2006. The right-hander, signed to a $50 million, four-year deal as a free agent in the offseason, struck out eight and walked two for his first win since May 5.

06/02/2014

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Nolasco Pitches Twins To 6-1 Win Over Yankees

Ricky Nolasco pitched six solid innings for his first win in more than a month, Oswaldo Arcia homered and threw out a runner at home plate, and the Minnesota Twins flexed some muscle in beating the New York Yankees 6-1 Friday night.

05/30/2014

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Twins Offense Struggles Again In Loss To Rangers

Nick Tepesch won his second consecutive start, Elvis Andrus and Chris Gimenez each had two RBIs, and the Texas Rangers beat the Minnesota Twins 7-2 on Monday afternoon. Tepesch (2-0) allowed two runs in 6 2-3 innings, striking out four to win consecutive starts for the first time in his career. Alex Rios added two more hits and now has six straight multi-hit games. The Rangers have won three straight and five of six.

05/26/2014

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Gibson Back On Track, Twins Top Mariners 5-4

Both Kyle Gibson and Glen Perkins got much-needed bounceback outings on Friday night. Gibson allowed one run in seven innings, Brian Dozier and Josmil Pinto homered, and the Minnesota Twins held on to beat the Seattle Mariners 5-4.

05/16/2014

CINCINNATI, OH - MAY 2: Todd Frazier #21 of the Cincinnati Reds grounds out during the fourth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Great American Ball Park on May 2, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Milwaukee defeated Cincinnati 2-0.

CBSSports.com: Fantasy Baseball Week 7 Starts And Sits

The fantasy baseball experts at CBSSports.com break down who to start and who to sit for the upcoming week.

05/09/2014

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Hughes Wins 3rd Straight Start, Twins Top Orioles

Phil Hughes won his third start in a row, Trevor Plouffe and Kurt Suzuki hit two-run doubles and the Minnesota Twins beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 on Sunday. Hughes (3-1) gave up two runs and six hits in 6 1-3 innings, walking none and striking out three.

05/04/2014

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