MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have placed third baseman Trevor Plouffe on the disabled list because of a broken left rib. He’ll likely miss more than a month.

Plouffe was hit by a pitch Wednesday at Chicago and played the next two games, going 3 for 4 with a home run Friday against Texas. The pain flared up over the weekend and he was scratched from the lineup Sunday.

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The move was made Monday before the Twins hosted Oakland, and first baseman Kennys Vargas was recalled from Triple-A Rochester to fill in. Plouffe had an earlier stint on the DL for a strained muscle on his right side.

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Vargas hit .235 with 14 home runs and 53 RBIs in 82 games for the Red Wings.

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