Will Trevor Plouffe be in the lineup tonight when the Twins open a three-game series against the Tigers? Because it sure looks like he'll be available.
Plouffe went 0-for-4 with a walk on Sunday in a second rehabilitation game with Class AAA Rochester. Despite going 0-for-8 in two games, his sore right thumb came through well enough for Plouffe to tweet the following last night after the game:
"Finished up my rehab assignment tonight and got to see Parm and the rest of the @RocRedWings drop bombs all night. Can't wait for tomorrow!"
Plouffe is referencing Rochester teammate Chris Parmelee, who was 3-for-4 with two homers on Sunday. Parmelee now is batting .360 with 15 homers and 41 RBI in 47 games at Rochester. His slash line over the last ten games: .395/.489/.921.
If Plouffe is summoned back from Rochester, will the Twins end this version of the Tsuyoshi Nishioka experiment? Stay tuned.