5:24 AM EDT, Wed April 01, 2015

Twinsights: Trevor Plouffe showed 'unfailing desire' to improve, Paul Molitor says

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Twins manager Paul Molitor has spent plenty of time over the years helping Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe with his defense, both in the minors and after joining the big-league coaching staff last year. How did Plouffe turn himself into such a well-regarded defender, especially in terms of defensive metrics? “For me, one was his unfailing desire to get better,” Molitor said. “Last year, he was the one guy that almost every homestand wanted to go out for early work. Spring training last year, it was almost every morning we were out there on the half […] The post...

Twinsights: Trevor Plouffe gives Twins 'another option' at first base

JUPITER, Fla. -- Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe had not seen game action at first base since September 2013. So, of course, he had a line drive hit his way in his first of two innings there on Sunday afternoon. Plouffe made a leaping backhand grab for the out, and later saved Danny Santana from a throwing error by leaving the bag and going up the baseline to apply the tag on the batter-runner. “He did fine,” Twins manager Paul Molitor said. “He had a good session out there this morning. We were working with him while he was taking […] The post Twinsights: Trevor Plouffe gives...

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