4:38 AM EDT, Mon August 03, 2015

Twinsights: Trevor Plouffe returns after the birth of his son

New father Trevor Plouffe returned to the Twins clubhouse Saturday after missing three days on the paternity list. He and wife Olivia welcomed their first child, a son named Teddy, on Wednesday night. “It’s been amazing,” Plouffe said. “It’s such a surreal experience. You hear from all these people about what to expect. We planned as best we could, but it’s something you have to experience to really get.” Still a little groggy from the first night at home with the new addition, Plouffe said he’d probably grab a coffee or a Red Bull and be good to go. He […] The post...

Twinsights: Shortstops Danny Santana, Jorge Polanco sent back to minors

For the second time this season, Opening Day shortstop Danny Santana is headed back to Triple-A Rochester. Also sent back after Friday’s game was rookie shortstop Jorge Polanco. Called up for a three-game stint while Trevor Plouffe was on the paternity list, Polanco will go all the way down to Double-A Chattanooga so he can continue to play shortstop. Newly acquired reliever Kevin Jepsen will take the other spot on the 25-man roster as the Twins return to an eight-men bullpen. “We want to make sure those guys get plenty of play at shortstop and get consistent at-bats at those […] The...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Jul 30, 2015

Twins: Miguel Sano replaces new father Plouffe at third

Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe isn't expected to return until Saturday after his wife Olivia gave birth to the couple's first child late Wednesday night in the Twin Cities.

Twinsights: New father Trevor Plouffe not expected back until Saturday

Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe isn’t expected to return until Saturday after his wife Olivia gave birth to the couple’s first child late Wednesday night in the Twin Cities. Theodore Winston James Plouffe  (18 1/2 inches long) was born at 11:32 pm. Olivia Plouffe was induced at 7 a.m., so it was a long day for the whole Plouffe family. Twins manager Paul Molitor said there “might be an outside chance” Plouffe would return to the lineup by Friday night but he was mindful of not putting any pressure on the valuable slugger. Rookie Miguel Sano replaced Plouffe at third […] The post...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Jul 29, 2015

Twins' Trevor Plouffe goes on paternity leave

Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe will go on paternity leave starting Wednesday to be with his wife, Olivia, who is expecting the couple's first child.

Plouffe hits big blast in Twins win

Trevor Plouffe's three-run home run accounted for all the Twins runs on Thursday afternoon in Anaheim.

Santana's arm, Plouffe's bat guide Twins to victory

Trevor Plouffe hit his 13th home run of the season, a three-run blast in the fourth inning, and Ervin Santana pitched eight scoreless innings as the Twins avoided a sweep against the Angels.

Postgame Twinsights: Slumping Danny Santana insists he's still confident

OAKLAND, Calif. --Danny Santana dressed quietly by his locker after Sunday's 14-1 defeat, which also marked just the second two-error game of his young career. The other came on May 1 against the Chicago White Sox, but the Twins claimed a 1-0 win that day. A pair of throws got away from him against the Oakland A's, and if not for a nice stretch by fill-in first baseman Trevor Plouffe in the eighth inning of this blowout there might have been a third error for Santana. Did he get a bad grip on any of those? "Sometimes that happens, but this […] The post Postgame Twinsights: Slumping Danny...

Ervin Santana, Trevor Plouffe lead Twins past A's

Trevor Plouffe's grand slam helped Ervin Santana earn his first victory.
Twinkie Town Jul 12, 2015

Sano, Plouffe homer to back seven strong innings from Kyle Gibson, Twins beat Tigers 7-1

Twins take three of four from the Tigers, enter the break 49-40. This one looked like it would go the Twins' way from the outset, and nothing that happened subsequently ever changed the nature of the contest. Shane Greene was hit hard from the very first inning, and Kyle Gibson needed little support in keeping the Tigers under his thumb. Miguel Sano launched an 0-2 hanging breaking ball into the seats into the left-center field gap to lead off the scoring, and it could have been a lot worse if Anthony Gose hadn't made an unreal diving catch on the warning track in the gap to rob Joe Mauer...

Trevor Plouffe Photos

Twins Player News

  • 2

    Miguel Sano

    Twins' Miguel Sano is 'young guy with talent,' Cano says

  • 1

    Kevin Jepsen

    Mariners 4, Twins 1: Kevin Jepsen has rough debut in 11-inning loss

  • Brian Dozier

    Twinsights: Rare off day for Brian Dozier

  • Ervin Santana

    Pittsburgh Pirates 10, Twins 4

  • Glen Perkins

    Glen Perkins' wife writes about Twitter hate the Twins' closer has experienced

  • Torii Hunter

    Twinsights: Torii Hunter sends David Price a congratulatory text

  • Trevor Plouffe

    Twinsights: Trevor Plouffe returns after the birth of his son

  • Joe Mauer

    The Mariners really intentionally walked Hicks to get to Mauer

  • Phil Hughes

    Hughes: We needed a win

  • Mike Pelfrey

    Twins bullpen still terrible, Mariners win 4-1 in 11