Minnesota Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe is showing plenty of improvement in his strained left calf. The Twins are hoping he continues to make solid progress so that he can return to the 25-man roster as soon as he is eligible to be activated off the 15-day disabled list on June 13.
The 26-year-old saw his batting average rise as he just started getting hot at the plate prior to suffering the injury before Wednesday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers. In fact, Plouffe was batting .298 (14-for-47) in his last 12 games, including an eight-game hit streak that could continue once he returns. Over the span of 12 games, he also posted nine RBI, five doubles and five runs.
Plouffe strained his calf while running sprints prior to the start of Wednesday’s contest. It just so happened to be on the same day that he returned from his seven-day stint on the concussion disabled list.
“I kinda felt it tighten up when we were doing stuff to get my heart rate up when I was on the concussion DL,” Plouffe said, according to MinnesotaTwins.com. “I felt it tighten and we stopped right away and started taking care of it and thought we had calmed it down a little bit. And then in my third sprint out there I felt it.”
The good news is Plouffe no longer has any symptoms from his concussion, and he is making great progress with his calf. Hopefully, he will handle his assumed rehab assignment well and will continue his hitting streak when he returns next week.