Things have been pretty quiet around the Atlanta Braves for a while now but that doesn’t mean they are set for spring training. The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo reports that Atlanta is among the teams that have expressed interest in free agent third baseman Trevor Plouffe.
Plouffe’s career with the Twins went poof. He was released and now is an intriguing extra piece for a team that might be looking for a bargain and the potential for a high return. The Red Sox kicked the tires as a backup for Pablo Sandoval but may not have room on their roster. The Braves also expressed interest, and the Royals as well, if they’re thinking about moving Mike Moustakas.
Plouffe will be 31 in June and appeared in just 84 games last season for the Twins. He put up a .260/.303./.420 stat line to go along with 12 home runs.
Currently the Braves have Adonis Garcia along with Sean Rodriguez and perhaps Rio Ruiz as internal options to fill the third base position.
As is always the case for the Braves, John Coppolella is in search of value so it will always come down to the price.
In the same article, Cafardo also links the Braves to infielder Aaron Hill.