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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Twins Injury Update: Trevor Plouffe healing well after forearm surgery


By on 11/04/2014 06:00:00 AM

The Minnesota Twins struggled to a 70-92 record in 2014, which marked the fourth consecutive season with 70 or fewer wins. Although seventh in the league in runs scored, they were 29th in ERA. Injuries also played a role in the poor season. One player on the mend is third baseman Trevor Plouffe, who is progressing nicely in his recovery from forearm surgery at the end of September.


I reported on September 30 that Plouffe, who left the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on September 24, underwent surgery on fractured left forearm but will be ready for Spring Training next year.

An update on Plouffe, as reported by Mike Berardino of TwinCities.com, is that Plouffe is progressing nicely from the surgery, having had his cast removed at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester a few weeks ago. Plouffe is now only wearing a removable splint when he's around a lot of people.

Plouffe is arbitration-eligible and the Twins need to make a decision on whether or not to offer him a contract by early next month.

The injury really hasn't affected Plouffe's timetable for starting his normal offseason regimen as far as baseball activity is concerned.
“I really just focus on training until January. I’m usually playing catch a little earlier, just to get my arm going, but it’s not going to affect my baseball stuff at all.”
Plouffe 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 game


 
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