Plouffe signed a minor-league contract with the Phillies on Monday, Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News reports. Plouffe received his release from the Rangers on April 10 and will look for a fresh start in Philadelphia. He figures to join Triple-A Lehigh, where he'll provide organizational depth.
Plouffe requested and was granted his release from Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports. Plouffe was previously released by the Rangers in mid-March but re-signed on a minor-league deal a few days later. The 31-year-old will hit free agency once again after posting a .198/.272/.318 slash line with nine home runs in 283 at-bats between the Athletics and Rays in 2017.
Plouffe signed a minor-league contract with the Rangers on Monday. Plouffe is back with the Rangers after being released by the team last week. The 31-year-old, who hit a combined .198/.272/.318 across 100 games with the Rays and A's last season, will likely report to Triple-A Round Rock to open the season, where he'll serve as organizational infield depth.
Plouffe was released by Texas on Friday, The Athletic's Levi Weaver reports. Plouffe decided that he would rather get a chance to pursue other opportunities than accept a minor-league assignment and the Rangers granted his request. Though there is still a shot that he returns to Texas on a minor-league deal, the 31-year-old will have some time to figure out his next move. In 2017, Plouffe appeared in 100 games split between Tampa Bay and Oakland, slashing .198/.272/.318 with nine home runs and 19 RBI.
Plouffe will not make the Rangers' Opening Day roster, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Plouffe is expected to mull over his options in the coming days, which include requesting a release from the organization in order to pursue a major-league spot with another club. Earlier this spring, Plouffe said that he wouldn't accept a minor-league assignment. The 31-year-old was also removed from Wednesday's Cactus League lineup after news of his exclusion from the Opening Day roster broke. Expect a decision on his part in the coming days.