Two Twins infielders suffered injuries in Saturday’s loss to the Tigers. One of them has resulted in a trip to the disabled list.
Minnesota announced Sunday that third baseman Trevor Plouffe has been placed on the 15-day DL with inflammation between a rib and the costal cartilage on his left side. Plouffe was injured in the seventh inning Saturday as he dove to make a play on a ball hit toward third base.
To replace Plouffe on the 25-man roster, the Twins have recalled shortstop Pedro Florimon from Triple-A Rochester. Florimon began the season as Minnesota’s starting shortstop but was optioned to Rochester in early May. Since his demotion, Florimon hit just .230 and committed 11 errors in 33 games with the Red Wings.
Before Saturday’s injury, Plouffe was batting .241 with five home runs, 22 doubles and a team-high 38 RBI. He had played in all but two of Minnesota’s 66 games through Saturday.
Twins infielder Eduardo Nunez was also injured in Saturday’s loss, hurting his hamstring while trying to beat out an infield single in the eighth inning. He exited the game, but for now remains day-to-day.
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