It’s an arbitration flurry today around the league and for the Minnesota Twins! Next up, the most noteworthy, arbitration avoidance is with Trevor Plouffe. Plouffe will be getting $4.8 million dollars in the deal.
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Plouffe is an interesting case. Plouffe has improved, but still is an awkward place. While currently holding down third base, the Twins and Plouffe know that Miguel Sano is soon coming. That means one of the two will have to move. Plouffe has played the outfield, shortstop, second and first before, but isn’t remarkably great defensively at any position.
Last season, Plouffe played in 136 games for the Twins and hit .258/.328/.423 with 14 home runs and 80 RBI.
2015 will be Plouffe’s sixth season getting playing time at the major league level. Plouffe started getting full-time work in 2011 and has not given it back.
Plouffe has spent his whole career in the Twins organization going all the way back to 2004 when the Twins drafted him in the first round, with the 20th overall selection.
Plouffe has a lot to prove in 2015, which should be an exciting thing to watch for Twins fans.