Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe sounds confident he'll be ready to play Friday after missing a week with a right thumb injury.

Plouffe was expected to test the injury in a batting practice session Thursday at Target Field and tweeted (@TPlouffe24): "Positivity goes a long way! Looks like I'll be back on the field tomorrow. Thank you guys for all the love."

The Twins were prepared to place Plouffe on the disabled list if he wasn't ready to go on Friday. He's batting .259 with 19 home runs and 38 RBI.

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