Twins place 3B Plouffe on DL with strained left oblique

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have placed third baseman Trevor Plouffe on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique.

Plouffe got hurt on Wednesday against Kansas City.

The 30-year-old Plouffe also missed 32 games this season with a fractured left rib, a year after playing in a career-high 152 games. He was batting .277 with five homers and 20 RBIs in 26 games since being reinstated Aug. 8.

The Twins announced the move on Saturday.

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