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Trevor Plouffe Injury: X-Rays Not Needed After Tuesday Win

Minnesota Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe left Tuesday's game with a hand injury, but X-rays were not needed, according to Joe Christensen of the Star Tribune.

Plouffe took a line drive off his bare throwing hand while trying to field a ball in the sixth inning Tuesday against the Cleveland Indians. Plouffe stayed in the game but was lifted for a pinch runner after grounding into a fielder's choice in the eighth inning.

Plouffe was once seen as a utility player but has been used as the Twins' everyday third baseman since the beginning of June with an occasional spot start elsewhere (he has played all positions at least once this year except for pitcher, catcher and center field). Since the beginning of June, Plouffe has 18 home runs and is batting .256/.314/.498 in 312 plate appearances.

The Twins play the second of three games against the Indians on Wednesday at 6:05 p.m. CT.

Head over to Twinkie Town for more Minnesota Twins coverage and Let's Go Tribe for some more info on the Indians. Check out Baseball Nation for even more news from around the league.

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