The Twins have activated third baseman Trevor Plouffe from the 15-day disabled list and optioned infielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka to triple-A Rochester.  Plouffe was 0-8 in his rehab assigned at triple-A Rochester.  Nishioka was 0-12 with 3 errors in his stint with the Twins last week.  He played all 3 games against Cleveland but didn't play in the series against Tampa Bay over the weekend.

Plouffe was hitting .259 with 19 homeruns and 39 RBIs for the Twins this season.  Minnesota will host Detroit at 7:10 tonight, pregame on WJON at 6:40.