Trevor Plouffe waived by the Twins

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Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that the Twins have placed Trevor Plouffe on outright waivers. He’ll clear waivers in a few days and will become a free agent.

Plouffe, 30, has a line of .247/.308/.420 over seven big league seasons. While a couple of seasons of 20+ homers established him as a regular in the eyes of the previous Twins front office and made him well-liked by a certain segment of Twins fans, the new regime no doubt sees that his production does not merit the $8 million+ or so he was slated to make in 2018.

With Plouffe gone, third base will be open for Miguel Sano to be the everyday starter at the hot corner in Minnesota.