MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins and third baseman Trevor Plouffe have  agreed to a $2.35 million, one-year contract that avoided salary  arbitration.

Plouffe batted .254 with 14 home runs and 52 RBIs in 477 at-bats last season,  his second as a regular in the lineup. He had 13 errors. In 2012, Plouffe  homered 24 times, but he batted .235 in 422 at-bats and was charged with 17  errors. Drafted as a shortstop in the first round in 2004, Plouffe has also been  used in right field and at second base.

Minnesota announced the deal on Friday. Two Twins remained in arbitration:  left-hander Brian Duensing and right-hander Anthony Swarzak