Playing within himself, Twins shortstopTrevor Plouffe is a big hit in his 2011 debut

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Not long into spring training, a spiraling Trevor Plouffe lost his chance at the Twins' backup infielder job. Read more
ann_in_Lowertown

Saint Paul, MN

#1 May 6, 2011
Had to do a double-take at the headline... "Within" not "with",,,yikes
jimbo92107

Minneapolis, MN

#2 May 6, 2011
Trevor Plouffe, the Danny Valencia of 2011. 15 homers, 65 RBI.
live from st paul

Saint Paul, MN

#3 May 7, 2011
What drivel "Playing Within Himself" ...shouldn't he be playing on the field...that is about as intelligent as saying "the player left his feet" ...well...where did he leave them? This "reporter" made it out of Junior High? Remarkable.
brachiosaurus

Taunton, MA

#4 May 7, 2011
It would be great if Plouffe can, like Valencia, break in and stay in. The Twins need a good, consistent shortstop. Gardenhire's decision to move Casilla to shortstop, considering that Casilla has been a second baseman most of his career, was a mistake that hurt both Casilla and the Twins. Casilla has looked much better at second base, which is his position. He's very good covering on stealing attempts and the best Twin pivoting to turn the DP at second. He also has exceptional range. However, it's likely that Casilla, if he doesn't improve as a hitter, will be battling for the utility job if Nishioka is able to play second base and Plouffe continues to swing the bat well and make the plays at shortstop.

It was a nice victory for the Twins, and good to see Revere in left as well. The Twins should keep him aboard over Tosoni and Repko when Young returns.

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