Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning news is reporting on Twitter that the Phillies have signed veteran third baseman Trevor Plouffe to a minor-league contract.
Plouffe, 31, spent the majority of his career as the starting third baseman for the Minnesota Twins where he served as a mostly solid defensive player. He was with Minnesota from 2010-2016. Plouffe was most recently in the Texas Rangers organization but asked for his release after failing to make the team out of spring training.
Plouffe is a career .242 hitter with 105 long balls and 376 RBI.
As the Phillies roster currently stands, obviously Maikel Franco is the starter at third and the bench is already full.
Look for Plouffe to serve as minor league depth at Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Of course, the Phils can always make a roster move in the meantime if they opt to promote him to the majors.
Written By: Seamus Doyle, @saintseamus
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