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Trevor Plouffe waived by the Twins

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 12: Trevor Plouffe #24 of the Minnesota Twins reacts to making the last out of the game against the Kansas City Royals on August 12, 2016 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Royals defeated the Twins 7-3. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

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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.

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