The A’s will designate Trevor Plouffe for assignment

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Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the A’s will designate third baseman Trevor Plouffe for assignment.

Plouffe signed a one-year, $5.25 million contract with the A’s in January but it’s been a bust for Oakland as he’s batted just .214/.276/.357 in 58 games. While Plouffe is not exactly a masher, that’s still a pretty steep falloff from his career line of .245/.306/.416.

Slusser says the A’s are calling up third base prospect Matt Chapman, who will get a long look at third base for the last place A’s.