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Trevor Plouffe: Released by Philadelphia
Plouffe was released by the Phillies on Thursday, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
The veteran was always going to be a long shot to make the team. He'll look to find work somewhere on a minor-league deal as he hopes to extend his major-league career to a 10th season.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Trevor Plouffe: Cracks first spring homer
Plouffe went 1-for-2 with a solo homer Wednesday against the Blue Jays.
Plouffe's ninth-inning shot off Mark Leiter was his first of spring. The veteran infielder now has two hits -- both of which have gone for extra bases -- in nine at-bats through six spring appearances.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Trevor Plouffe: Links up with Phillies
Plouffe signed a minor-league contract with the Phillies on Wednesday which includes an invitation to spring training, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
Plouffe opted to return to Philadelphia after spending the majority of the 2018 season on the team's farm, hitting .230/.347/.460 across 73 games for Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The veteran infielder joined the big club briefly over summer but was designated for assignment after appearing in just seven games (going 3-for-12 with a homer). He figures to serve as infield depth again in 2019.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Trevor Plouffe: Sent to Triple-A
Plouffe was outrighted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Sunday.
Plouffe was designated for assignment Tuesday after going 3-for-12 with one extra-base hit through seven games at the big-league level. He's slashed .240/.360/.480 over 60 contests with the Iron Pigs in 2018.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Trevor Plouffe: Designated for assignment
Plouffe was designated for assignment by the Phillies on Tuesday, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic Philadelphia reports.
Plouffe was with the Phillies for three weeks but made just a single start. He was the 16th-inning walkoff hero against the Dodgers on July 24, but someone had to go in order to make room on the roster for deadline-day acquisition Aaron Loup. Plouffe's .242/.304/.410 career line and ability to play multiple positions could be enough for another team to claim him off waivers and use him as a bench piece.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Trevor Plouffe: Hits walkoff home run
Plouffe was 1-for-3 with a walkoff three-run home run during the 16th inning to lift the Phillies over the Dodgers on Tuesday.
Plouffe entered the game in the 12th inning and had the good fortune to bat with runners on first and second with position player Enrique Hernandez on the mound for Los Angeles. The 32-year-old has seen minimal opportunities -- two starts and 11 plate appearances -- since having his contract selected by the Phillies on July 10, but he made his presence known Tuesday. Plouffe is now 3-for-11 with a home run, three RBI and five strikeouts on the season.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Trevor Plouffe: Contract selected by Phillies
Plouffe's contract was selected by the Phillies on Tuesday.
Plouffe was called upon to provide a veteran bat off the bench and the ability to fill in at multiple positions around the diamond. Neither the bat nor the glove are particularly good, though, as the 32-year-old has posted a .242/.304/.410 in parts of eight big-league seasons and a negative UZR at every position other than first base. Dylan Cozens was optioned in a corresponding move, with Pedro Florimon transferred to the 60-day disabled list to clear room on the 40-man roster.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Trevor Plouffe: Inks minor-league deal
Plouffe signed a minor-league contract with the Phillies on Monday, Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Plouffe received his release from the Rangers on April 10 and will look for a fresh start in Philadelphia. He figures to join Triple-A Lehigh, where he'll provide organizational depth.... See More ... See Less
Trevor Plouffe: Returns to free agency
Plouffe requested and was granted his release from Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Plouffe was previously released by the Rangers in mid-March but re-signed on a minor-league deal a few days later. The 31-year-old will hit free agency once again after posting a .198/.272/.318 slash line with nine home runs in 283 at-bats between the Athletics and Rays in 2017.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Trevor Plouffe: Re-signs with Rangers
Plouffe signed a minor-league contract with the Rangers on Monday.
Plouffe is back with the Rangers after being released by the team last week. The 31-year-old, who hit a combined .198/.272/.318 across 100 games with the Rays and A's last season, will likely report to Triple-A Round Rock to open the season, where he'll serve as organizational infield depth.... See More ... See Less
Trevor Plouffe: Released by Rangers
Plouffe was released by Texas on Friday, The Athletic's Levi Weaver reports.
Plouffe decided that he would rather get a chance to pursue other opportunities than accept a minor-league assignment and the Rangers granted his request. Though there is still a shot that he returns to Texas on a minor-league deal, the 31-year-old will have some time to figure out his next move. In 2017, Plouffe appeared in 100 games split between Tampa Bay and Oakland, slashing .198/.272/.318 with nine home runs and 19 RBI.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Trevor Plouffe: Will not break camp in majors
Plouffe will not make the Rangers' Opening Day roster, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Plouffe is expected to mull over his options in the coming days, which include requesting a release from the organization in order to pursue a major-league spot with another club. Earlier this spring, Plouffe said that he wouldn't accept a minor-league assignment. The 31-year-old was also removed from Wednesday's Cactus League lineup after news of his exclusion from the Opening Day roster broke. Expect a decision on his part in the coming days.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Trevor Plouffe: Back in action Monday
Plouffe (intercostal) is batting sixth during Monday's Cactus League game against the Giants.
It appears Plouffe is finally past the left intercostal strain that has kept him on the shelf since Feb. 25. Now that he's healthy, he'll look to earn an Opening Day roster spot with the Rangers as a reserve infielder.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Trevor Plouffe: Still out of action
Plouffe (intercostal strain) is hoping to return to action Monday, Dave Sessions of MLB.com reports.
Plouffe, who has been sidelined since the first spring game against the Rockies on Feb. 25, had hoped to return this weekend. He's on a minor-league deal and, as a non-roster invitee to major-league camp with no guarantees, needs to get on the field to earn his way onto the roster.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Trevor Plouffe: Could return Friday
Plouffe (left intercostal) is making progress and could play Friday, Dave Sessions of MLB.com reports.
Plouffe was signed to a minor-league deal after a rough 2017 when he posted a .590 OPS over 100 games with Tampa Bay and Oakland. The 31-year-old infielder has fallen off pretty drastically since he hit 22 home runs and knocked in 86 runs for the Twins in 2015. At best, he hooks on as a reserve infielder with Texas.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Trevor Plouffe: Scratched with intercostal issue
Plouffe was scratched from Monday's game against the Dodgers with left intercostal tightness, Levi Weaver of The Athletic Dallas reports.
Christian Lopes will step in to start at third base in Plouffe's place. The severity of the issue remains unclear, but more should be known shortly after he's further evaluated. It would be a tough break for Plouffe if he's forced to miss a chunk of time, as he's competing for a reserve role in camp following a disappointing 2017 campaign that saw him post a .198/.272/.318 line across 100 games between Oakland and Tampa Bay.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Trevor Plouffe: Signs minor-league deal with Rangers
Plouffe agreed to a minor-league deal with the Rangers on Monday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
Plouffe's performance at the plate regressed drastically during the 2017 season. He split time between the Rays and A's, over which he played in a combined 100 games. His dismal .198/.272/.318 line accompanied a 28.1 percent strikeout rate. Plouffe has experience at the hot corner, second base, first base and the outfield, so his defensive versatility could provide some value to the Rangers. However, he'll need to show improvement on offense before being much of a fantasy asset.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-2, 215 lbs
|Birthplace: West Hills, CA
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