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Plouffe: 'I got fired today'

Plouffe took to Twitter on Friday night to address his release from the Twins.

Trevor Plouffe took to his Twitter on Friday to address the Twins' decision on Friday to release him from the active roster.

Plouffe said he plans to write a huge thank you in the near future for all who supported him over the years. The 30-year-old Plouffe started the last four seasons as the Twins' Opening Day third baseman.

Injuries limited Plouffe to just 84 games this season. Despite slight improvements from 2012-2014, his rising salary due to his final year of arbitration deemed him expendable.

According to Mike Beradino of the Pioneer Press, Twins general manager, Thad Levine left Plouffe a voicemail on Friday, "explaining the situation."

“I don’t know Thad or (chief baseball officer Derek Falvey) at all,” Plouffe told Beradino. “My first-ever contact with them is getting fired, but I have no ill will toward them. Obviously it’s their call.

It appears for now that the Twins will bank on Miguel Sano to be the everyday third baseman in 2017.

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