Trevor Plouffe

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Gibson Wins Debut As Twins Beat Royals 6-2

Kyle Gibson pitched six solid innings in his major league debut, and Trevor Plouffe homered to help the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 6-2 on Saturday. Gibson (1-0) allowed two runs and eight hits, and he struck out five to become the first first-round pick in Twins history to win a start in his major league debut. He had plenty of early help as Minnesota scored five in the first inning. Wade Davis (4-6) was yanked after giving up another run in the second with no one out. The one inning outing marked Davis’ shortest outing of the season for the Royals, who have lost seven of 10.

06/29/2013

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Mauer, Doumit Lead Twins Over White Sox

Ryan Doumit hit a go-ahead double in the eighth inning, leading the Minnesota Twins over the Chicago White Sox 7-5 on Tuesday night.

06/18/2013

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Plouffe’s Return Sparks Twins To Win Over Tigers

Trevor Plouffe had three hits, including a two-run homer, in his return to the Twins lineup, and Sam Deduno held Detroit in check over seven innings in Minnesota’s 6-3 victory over the Tigers on Saturday night. Plouffe, back after missing 22 games because of a concussion and left calf strain, was a triple shy of the cycle. He drove in three runs in support of Deduno, who has allowed only five earned runs in his last five starts.

06/15/2013

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Twins Take Plouffe Off DL; Send Herrmann Down

The Minnesota Twins have reinstated third baseman Trevor Plouffe from the disabled list. The move was made after Friday night’s 4-0 loss to Detroit. Plouffe has missed the last 22 games, first because of a concussion and then due to a strained left calf muscle. He played four games for Triple-A Rochester on a rehabilitation assignment this week, hitting .333 with one home run and three RBIs in 15 at-bats.

06/14/2013

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Twins Activate 3B Plouffe From 7-Day DL

The Minnesota Twins have activated third baseman Trevor Plouffe from the seven-day disabled list. Plouffe suffered a concussion May 21 against Atlanta.

05/29/2013

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Twins Call Up Colabello, Put Plouffe On DL

The Minnesota Twins announced Wednesday they’ve selected the contract of Chris Colabello from AAA Rochester. The Twins made the move after placing infielder Trevor Plouffe in the seven-day disabled list with concussion symptoms.

05/22/2013

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Teheran Pitches Braves Past Twins

Julio Teheran pitched 8 1-3 strong innings, Dan Uggla hit a three-run homer and the Atlanta Braves won their fourth straight game with a 5-1 victory over the struggling Minnesota Twins on Monday. Teheran (3-1) gave up five hits, one run — Josh Willingham’s homer in the ninth — and one walk. He struck out four, throwing 80 of his 123 pitches for strikes.

05/20/2013

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Pelfrey, Twins Stop Indians’ Winning Streak, 4-2

Mike Pelfrey pitched six effective innings, Trevor Plouffe hit a two-run homer and the Minnesota Twins beat Cleveland 4-2 on Sunday to stop the Indians’ six-game winning streak.

05/05/2013

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Pelfrey, Power Hitting Lead Twins Past Tigers 8-2

Mike Pelfrey pitched into the sixth inning in his Minnesota debut, Josh Willingham and Trevor Plouffe hit home runs and the Twins took the season-opening series from the Detroit Tigers with an 8-2 victory Thursday.

04/04/2013

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Twins Beat Cardinals 7-0

Lance Lynn allowed four hits in a three-run first inning and Jason Motte gave up a two-run homer in his second straight outing as the St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Minnesota Twins 7-0 Monday.

03/04/2013

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Plouffe Hopes To Get Settled At Hot Corner

Trevor Plouffe played most of his minor league games at shortstop. There were stints at first base, second base and in the outfield, too.

02/20/2013

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Jays Beat Twins, 6-5

Anthony Gose singled home the winning run in the 10th inning as the Toronto Blue Jays rallied to beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5 on Monday night.

10/01/2012

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Twins Sweep In Kansas City Doubleheader

Joe Mauer hit a grand slam and Chris Parmelee added a three-run shot and the Minnesota Twins outlasted the Kansas City Royals 8-7 to complete a sweep of a doubleheader Saturday.

09/01/2012

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Anderson Sharp For A’s In Return To Mound

Oakland left-hander Brett Anderson pitched seven innings in his first start since undergoing elbow surgery nearly 15 months ago and the Athletics beat the Minnesota Twins 4-1 on Tuesday night.

08/22/2012

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Twins Bounce Back From Sweep, Beating A’s 7-2

Josh Willingham drove in two runs against his former team, Joe Mauer hit a two-run single and the Twins snapped Oakland’s four-game winning streak and a five-game skid of their own with a 7-2 victory over the Athletics on Monday night.

08/21/2012

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Twins Take Tigers 9-3

Darin Mastroianni and Ryan Doumit each homered and drove in three runs, Samuel Deduno baffled the struggling Detroit Tigers for seven innings and the Minnesota Twins snapped a four-game losing streak with a 9-3 victory Monday night.

08/13/2012

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Twins Put Plouffe On DL, Recall Valencia

Trevor Plouffe has been scratched from the Minnesota Twins’ lineup and placed on the disabled list after aggravating a right thumb injury during batting practice before a game against the Cleveland Indians.

07/27/2012

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Mike Max’s News And Notes For July 7

First on Zach Parisse’s off-season agenda is to start skating on an Olympic sheet of ice to increase his speed. Make no mistake that Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman is putting this team together in the off-season.

07/07/2012

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Twins Top Tigers 8-6, Win Season-High 5th In A row

Josh Willingham and Trevor Plouffe hit homers in a five-run third and Ryan Doumit had a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the seventh inning, lifting the Minnesota Twins to an 8-6 win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.

07/03/2012

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Plouffe Homers Twice, Twins Beat Royals 10-8

Trevor Plouffe homered twice, Josh Willingham and Drew Butera had one each and the Minnesota Twins came back from four runs down to take a big lead, then held on to beat the Kansas City Royals 10-8 Sunday.

07/01/2012

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Minnesota Twins’ Plouffe Talks Recent Hot Streak

It will be interesting to see where Minnesota Twins infielder Trevor Plouffe ends up this season. From an abysmal start to a rare team leader in home runs, what happened?

06/26/2012

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Liriano Leads Twins To Victory Over White Sox

Francisco Liriano spoiled Kevin Youkilis’ first game with Chicago, throwing a season-high seven innings to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 4-1 victory over the White Sox on Monday night.

06/25/2012

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Twins Lose To Reds 6-0

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire was looking for a good, low-pressure spot to get closer Matt Capps back on the mound. He found it during a lopsided game on Saturday.

06/23/2012

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Trevor Plouffe Surges To Top Of Twins Power Chart

Trevor Plouffe hasn’t hit a home run in two games.

06/18/2012

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Twins Lose To Brewers 6-2

Ryan Braun has watched his childhood buddy Trevor Plouffe climb up the leader board in home runs with a remarkable binge of late that included two long balls in Minnesota’s series opener against Braun’s Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.

06/16/2012

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