OAKLAND -- The A's have an agreement in place on a one-year deal with infielder Trevor Plouffe.The deal, which is pending a physical, is reportedly worth $5 million plus incentives. The club has not formally announced the deal.
Plouffe, 30, has played all seven of his big league seasons with the Twins, who made him a first-round Draft pick in 2004. He served as their everyday third baseman for much of the past several years and could potentially assume that role with the A's, meaning Ryon Healy will likely share time at designated hitter and first base.Plouffe is a career .247/.308/.420 hitter with 96 home runs in 723 games. He was limited to 84 games in 2016 because of injuries, and he hit .260 with a .303 on-base percentage and 12 homers. He had a career-high 86 RBIs in 2015, reeling off 22 home runs.Plouffe was in line to earn more than $8 million in his third arbitration year, before the Twins opted to non-tender him following the season.Jane Lee/MLB.com