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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Twins Injury Update: Trevor Plouffe has surgery on broken arm

By on 9/30/2014 10:30:00 AM

The Minnesota Twins ended a dismal 2014 season with a 3-0 loss on Sunday to the Detroit Tigers. At 70-92, the Twins finished last in the American League Central. Although a solid seventh in the Major Leagues in runs scored, the Twins were 29th in team ERA, which largely contributed to their downfall. On the injury front, third baseman Trevor Plouffe has surgery on his broken arm and should be ready by next spring. 

I reported on September 24 that Plouffe left the game against the Diamondbacks with a broken arm he sustained when trying to tag A.J. Pollock as Pollock slid into third base. The injury ended Plouffe's season.

An update on Plouffe, as reported by Rhett Bollinger of, Plouffe underwent surgery on Monday on his fracture left forearm but will be ready for Spring Training next year.

The Twins were hoping Plouffe could avoid surgery and Plouffe indicated he would wear a cast on his forearm for six to eight weeks. But after a second opinion at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, it was determined that surgery was needed.

Plouffe's finished the 2014 season with a .258 batting average, 40 doubles, 14 home runs and 80 RBI. The third baseman, in his fifth Major League season, hit a career-high 24 home runs in 2012. Plouffe is a career .245 hitter with 62 home runs and 224 RBI in 487 games.

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