Reporter | Minnesota Twins and MLB

Phil Miller has covered the Twins for the Star Tribune since 2013. Previously, he covered the University of Minnesota football team, and from 2007-09, he covered the Twins for the Pioneer Press.

A native of Pekin, Ill., Miller attended the University of Utah, and worked for 26 years at The Salt Lake Tribune, spending five years as assistant sports editor, and later as a reporter covering communities, college football and basketball, and the NBA's Utah Jazz.


Should Jake Odorizzi second-guess returning to Twins?

Was it a strange decision, or is he making the best of a bad situation?


Odorizzi says he's 'betting on myself' in accepting Twins' qualifying offer

The righthander said he didn't want to find himself stuck without a team as spring training approached.


Undefeated Gophers an underdog despite Iowa's three losses. Why?

Among other things, Iowa has allowed only 105 points in nine games, fewer than any Division I team except Ohio State and Georgia.


Odorizzi's choice to stay with Twins allows both sides to look ahead

There were reasons for Jake Odorizzi to wait until after next season to test the free-agent market, which could also help the Twins front office in shaping the pitching staff for 2020.


Twins give 'Falvine' duo contract extensions, one gets a new title

Derek Falvey and Thad Levine, the architects of the Twins' American League Central champions, have agreed to contract extensions to remain in charge of the team's baseball operations.


Baldelli beats out Yankees' Boone for Manager of the Year in tight vote

Rocco Baldelli was honored Tuesday with the American League Manager of the Year Award, becoming the fourth Twins manager and third in the past decade to win the trophy.


Morgan nearly perfect at quarterback in Gophers' biggest win so far

Gophers QB Tanner Morgan threw for three TDs and 339 yards.


After 2016 victory over Gophers, 'the brand is back' at Penn State

The Gophers sense a pivotal moment in their football program's history coming on Saturday. In other words, they're hoping this weekend's game does for them what their last meeting did for Penn State.


Twins make offer to Odorizzi, buy out Perez as free-agent decisions begin

Pitcher Jake Odorizzi is expected to decline the $17.8 million qualifying offer in favor of seeking a long-term deal. The Twins didn't make offers to five others, including Kyle Gibson.


Cruz will return. Here's why he'll take pay cut after 40-homer year

Nelson Cruz, the veteran designated hitter, set a franchise record for slugging percentage in a big offensive season.