|Jan. 25 9:58 AM PT10:58 AM MT11:58 AM CT12:58 PM ET12:58 ET17:58 GMT1:58 10:58 AM MST12:58 PM EST1:28 PM VEN21:58 UAE11:58 AM CT-The Minnesota Twins have agreed with third baseman Trevor Plouffe on a $7.25 million, one-year contract to avoid arbitration. Plouffe was asking for $7.9 million in his arbitration filing, while the Twins had countered at $7 million.
Analysis: Plouffe hit .244 last season with 22 home runs and a career-high 86 RBIs. He also set career bests in hits (140), runs (74) and games played (152) and solidified himself in the middle of the Twins order.
|Sep. 29 8:41 AM PT9:41 AM MT10:41 AM CT11:41 AM ET11:41 ET15:41 GMT23:41 8:41 AM MST10:41 AM EST11:11 AM VEN19:41 UAE10:41 AM CT-Plouffe hit a two-run home run on Monday.
Analysis: It was his 22nd home run, two shy of tying a career high. Plouffe's two RBIs set a career best at 84.
|Sep. 24 3:43 PM PT4:43 PM MT5:43 PM CT6:43 PM ET18:43 ET22:43 GMT6:43 3:43 PM MST5:43 PM EST6:13 PM VEN2:43 UAE (+1)5:43 PM CT-Plouffe went 3 for 4 with a pair of doubles and drove in a run in a 4-2 win over Cleveland on Wednesday.
Analysis: Plouffe is hitting .347 (17 for 49) with seven extra-base hits and nine RBIs in his last 13 games.
|Sep. 12 2:34 PM PT3:34 PM MT4:34 PM CT5:34 PM ET17:34 ET21:34 GMT5:34 2:34 PM MST4:34 PM EST5:04 PM VEN1:34 UAE (+1)4:34 PM CT-Plouffe hit a pair of solo homers, including a tie-breaking shot in the eighth, to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 6-2 win over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night.
Analysis: Plouffe hadn't gone deep in 20 games and not since Aug. 17 at New York.
|Sep. 4 5:39 PM PT6:39 PM MT7:39 PM CT8:39 PM ET20:39 ET0:39 GMT8:39 5:39 PM MST7:39 PM EST8:09 PM VEN4:39 UAE (+1)7:39 PM CT-Plouffe was 0 for 3 on Thursday.
Analysis: Plouffe is in a 2-for-23 slump that shows little sign of ending, though fantasy owners may want to end their involvement with him if this continues.
|Sep. 3 3:32 PM PT4:32 PM MT5:32 PM CT6:32 PM ET18:32 ET22:32 GMT6:32 3:32 PM MST5:32 PM EST6:02 PM VEN2:32 UAE (+1)5:32 PM CT-Owners hope Plouffe snapped out of his slump Wednesday when he went 2 for 4 with a double against the White Sox.
Analysis: Plouffe had been 3 for 29 (.103) with 10 strikeouts over his last eight games
|Aug. 18 12:15 PM PT1:15 PM MT2:15 PM CT3:15 PM ET15:15 ET19:15 GMT3:15 12:15 PM MST2:15 PM EST2:45 PM VEN23:15 UAE2:15 PM CT-Plouffe was 3 for 5 with his 18th home run Monday against the New York Yankees.
Analysis: Plouffe has homered three times in his last five games and seven times in 26 games since the All-Star break.
|Aug. 17 3:20 PM PT4:20 PM MT5:20 PM CT6:20 PM ET18:20 ET22:20 GMT6:20 3:20 PM MST5:20 PM EST5:50 PM VEN2:20 UAE (+1)5:20 PM CT-Plouffe was 2 for 4 with a jack on Sunday.
Analysis: Plouffe was hitless in the first two games of the series.
|July 29 9:24 PM PT10:24 PM MT11:24 PM CT12:24 AM ET0:24 ET4:24 GMT12:24 9:24 PM MST11:24 PM EST11:54 PM VEN8:24 UAE11:24 PM CT-Plouffe was placed on the paternity leave list following Tuesday night's 8-7 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Minnesota announced it was recalling shortstop Jorge Polanco from Triple-A Rochester.
Analysis: Plouffe is hitting .257 with 14 home runs and 55 RBIs in 95 games this season.
|June 30 10:27 AM PT11:27 AM MT12:27 PM CT1:27 PM ET13:27 ET17:27 GMT1:27 10:27 AM MST12:27 PM EST12:57 PM VEN21:27 UAE12:27 PM CT-Plouffe doubled and singled against the Reds on Monday.l
Analysis: Plouffe, who now has 18 doubles, is batting .254 with 41 RBIs through 72 games.
|June 20 9:43 AM PT10:43 AM MT11:43 AM CT12:43 PM ET12:43 ET16:43 GMT0:43 9:43 AM MST11:43 AM EST12:13 PM VEN20:43 UAE11:43 AM CT-Plouffe doubled twice and drove in four runs as the Twins breezed to a 7-2 victory Friday night.
Analysis: Plouffe needs to get going since he is batting .185 in his last 17 games.
|June 11 8:54 AM PT9:54 AM MT10:54 AM CT11:54 AM ET11:54 ET15:54 GMT23:54 8:54 AM MST10:54 AM EST11:24 AM VEN19:54 UAE10:54 AM CT-Plouffe went deep Wednesday.
Analysis: Plouffe was 2 for 4 after a 1-for-16 slump had fantasy owners concerned.
|June 1 7:41 AM PT8:41 AM MT9:41 AM CT10:41 AM ET10:41 ET14:41 GMT22:41 7:41 AM MST9:41 AM EST10:11 AM VEN18:41 UAE9:41 AM CT-Plouffe delivered a two-run dinger on Sunday.
Analysis: Plouffe went 5 for 12 in the weekend series and boasts an impressive .841 OPS.
|May 31 12:01 PM PT1:01 PM MT2:01 PM CT3:01 PM ET15:01 ET19:01 GMT3:01 12:01 PM MST2:01 PM EST2:31 PM VEN23:01 UAE2:01 PM CT-Plouffe was 2 for 4 with his 10th double Saturday against the Blue Jays.
Analysis: Plouffe is hitting .342 with five doubles and nine RBIs in his last 10 games.
|May 27 8:26 AM PT9:26 AM MT10:26 AM CT11:26 AM ET11:26 ET15:26 GMT23:26 8:26 AM MST10:26 AM EST10:56 AM VEN19:26 UAE10:26 AM CT-Plouffe was 2 for 4 on Tuesday.
Analysis: Plouffe is 6 for 13 in his last three games with four RBIs.
|May 26 2:25 PM PT3:25 PM MT4:25 PM CT5:25 PM ET17:25 ET21:25 GMT5:25 2:25 PM MST4:25 PM EST4:55 PM VEN1:25 UAE (+1)4:25 PM CT-Plouffe was 2 for 5 with his seventh homer of the year in Monday's win over Boston.
Analysis: Plouffe is 8 for 22 over his last six games with seven RBIs.
|May 9 2:32 PM PT3:32 PM MT4:32 PM CT5:32 PM ET17:32 ET21:32 GMT5:32 2:32 PM MST4:32 PM EST5:02 PM VEN1:32 UAE (+1)4:32 PM CT-Plouffe missed Saturday's and Sunday's games against the Indians because of a family matter.
Analysis: Plouffe is batting .269 with five homers, which leads the team, and 17 RBIs in 29 games. He's hitting .316 since April 17 and has hit in 17 of his last 20 games.
|May 4 2:27 PM PT3:27 PM MT4:27 PM CT5:27 PM ET17:27 ET21:27 GMT5:27 2:27 PM MST4:27 PM EST4:57 PM VEN1:27 UAE (+1)4:27 PM CT-Plouffe went 3 for 5 with a grand slam and five RBIs in Sunday's win over the Chicago White Sox.
Analysis: Plouffe is 8 for 19 with three home runs and 10 RBIs in his last five games.
|Apr. 20 2:45 PM PT3:45 PM MT4:45 PM CT5:45 PM ET17:45 ET21:45 GMT5:45 2:45 PM MST4:45 PM EST5:15 PM VEN1:45 UAE (+1)4:45 PM CT-Plouffe was 3 for 4 with two doubles in Sunday's win over Cleveland.
Analysis: It was his first multihit game of the season and got his average up to .205.