Trevor Plouffe on Paternity Leave, an Opportunity for Jorge Polanco
The Minnesota Twins have placed third baseman, Trevor Plouffe on paternity leave. Jorge Polanco has been called up from Triple-A to take his place on the roster.
Plouffe and his wife are expecting their first child this morning. The third baseman will likely rejoin the team Saturday.
That gives Polanco three games to prove he belongs with the big league club.
It’s no secret the Twins need an upgrade at shortstop. Before Troy Tulowitzki was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays the Twins were reportedly one of the teams interested in acquiring the veteran shortshop.
Danny Santana, Eduardo Escobar and Eduardo Nunez are not getting it done at shortstop and Polanco could be the answer.
This will be the third stint in the big leagues for the Twins number five overall prospect. He’s played in a total of six games at the major league level and proves he can get it done at the plate, hitting .333 with a double and a triple.
If Polanco wants to stick he needs to be better with the glove. Polanco has committed 24 errors this season, including one in his one game with the Twins earlier this season.
Polanco is hitting .200 against lefties in Triple-A and that could be the reason he’s not in the lineup today against Francisco Liriano and the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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