Trevor Plouffe is on the move once again after signing a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers, according to Mark Feinsand of After spending his first seven years in Minnesota, the third baseman split time between the Oakland Athletics and Tampa Bay Rays last season but ended up producing some of the worst numbers of his career. He played 100 total games while hitting just nine home runs with a .198 batting average. He hit .168 in 42 games with Tampa Bay after a midseason trade. The Rays had even sent him down to the minors for a short stint before he returned to even less success in September.