11:59 PM EDT, Sun May 28, 2017

Hot-hitting Jed Lowrie ejected; A’s manager Bob Melvin, too

NEW YORK - Jed Lowrie entered Saturday riding a seven-game hitting streak during which he was batting .552 and seeing the ball especially well, he said before the game. Trevor Plouffe also struck out looking at inning, against Dellin Betances, and manager Bob Melvin was tossed after that one. Lowrie is having his most consistently good offensive season since 2013, and he said Saturday, it’s the product of hard work in dumping some flaws that crept into his game while he played through injuries. “I was swinging without my legs and for a guy who isn’t overly physical, if I don’t use...
MLB Trade Rumors May 20, 2017

AL Notes: Red Sox, Athletics, White Sox, Tigers

Speaking with Evan Drellich of CSNNE.com on Saturday, Athletics third baseman Trevor Plouffe confirmed that the Red Sox had interest in signing him as a free agent during the offseason. In the end, Plouffe chose to ink a deal with Oakland because it presented a clearer path to playing time at the hot corner than…
Larry Brown Sports May 18, 2017

Trevor Plouffe to honor Chris Cornell by changing his walk-up music

Oakland Athletics third baseman Trevor Plouffe is paying tribute to Chris Cornell in his own unique way. Cornell, the iconic singer who rose to fame fronting the bands Soundgarden, Audioslave, and Temple of the Dog, died unexpectedly on Wednesday night at the age of 52 in an apparent suicide while on tour in Detroit. In...Read More
A's 3B Trevor Plouffe changes walk-up music to honor Chris Cornell

A's 3B Trevor Plouffe changes walk-up music to honor Chris Cornell

Plouffe plans a tribute to the legendary Soundgarden and Audioslave lead man, who passed away on Thursday.

Trevor Plouffe, one of A’s hotter hitters, a pinch-hit option Tuesday

Trevor Plouffe, one of A’s hotter hitters, a pinch-hit option Tuesday SEATTLE - Trevor Plouffe is one of the few A’s hitters swinging the bat well right now, but he wasn’t in the lineup Tuesday, with Bob Melvin wanting to get Ryon Healy a night in the field. Plouffe, Melvin said, would be an in-game option, especially with Seattle featuring three left-handed hitters in their bullpen. Entering Tuesday’s game, Plouffe was 10 for his past 26 and he was coming off three consecutive multi-hit games, which he reckons is because he’s finally getting to know the AL West after spending...
Athletics Nation May 8, 2017
Athletics vs Angels: A’s Seek Redemption

Athletics vs Angels: A’s Seek Redemption

The six-week mark in the season is right around the corner, which means it will soon be time for the A’s to evaluate the team and its chances to compete for the rest of the year. The placeholders that the A’s went out and signed this offseason have been a bit of a mixed bag, and the time to start wondering if some of those struggling veterans are on the hot seat is now. Jed Lowrie and especially Yonder Alonso have exceeded even the most optimistic expectations fans had of them, while guys like Matt Joyce and Trevor Plouffe have been either unlucky or just plain bad in the early going....
Athletics Nation May 8, 2017
Fatrolf does Target Field

Fatrolf does Target Field

Or, How To Enjoy A 9-1 Oakland A’s Loss It was a couple of chance days off and a really cheap round-trip ticket to Minneapolis that persuaded my Cubs-fan-turned-A’s-lover boyfriend and I to take a trip to Target Field on Tuesday, May 2nd — aka Trevor Plouffe’s first time back to Twins home turf since he stopped wearing their uniform. It had been 40º and raining in Chicago for about the past 400 days, so 60º and sunny skies felt like paradise when we landed. Target Field was big and fancy, a baseball-oasis and Minnesota-themed-Target-commercial in the middle of seedy...
Athletics Nation Apr 29, 2017
You Don’t Need Talent To Play Intelligently

You Don’t Need Talent To Play Intelligently

First off, nothing goes worse with bad skill than bad luck and I want to acknowledge that for everything they have may have done wrong recently, the A’s also haven’t had a whole lot of good fortune. Last night, for example, the bottom of the 1st inning would have ended scoreless had Carlos Beltran’s squibber been 6" closer to Jharel Cotton (who missed it with a valiant dive), 6" closer to Trevor Plouffe, or hit a fraction harder — Plouffe’s throw to 1B missed getting Beltran by a hair. Then in the 4th inning, fractions of seconds prevented Adam Rosales from completing a play in...

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