Twins place Trevor Plouffe on disabled list

Recall Kennys Vargas from Triple-A Rochester

The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have placed third baseman Trevor Plouffe on the 15-day disabled list (retro to July 2) with a fractured left rib, an injury he suffered in the eighth inning June 29 at Chicago.

To replace Plouffe on the 25-man roster the Twins have recalled infielder Kennys Vargas from Triple-A Rochester. Vargas hit .235 (67-for-285) with 13 doubles, one triple, 14 home runs and 53 RBI in 82 games for the Red Wings this season.