Phil Miller | Star Tribune
Reporter | Minnesota Twins and MLB

Phil has covered college football and basketball, the NBA (Utah Jazz) and Major League Baseball for 25 years.


Twins' LaMarre, back from demotion, tries pitching in blowout

With the Twins trailing the Yankees by 11 runs in the eighth inning, Paul Molitor signaled for Ryan LaMarre to take the mound.


Twins postpone Friday night's game, make unexpected roster move

Shortly after calling off Friday's game with the White Sox due to a daylong off-and-on cold drizzle, the Twins sent reserve outfielder Ryan LaMarre to Class AAA Rochester


Twins newcomer Reed: Pressure situations no bother

Addison Reed has appeared in six of the Twins' 10 games, leads the bullpen in innings with eight, has given up only one run, and has prevented all five runners he has inherited from scoring.


Twins squander chances in 2-0 loss to Astros, Verlander

The Twins failed again and again at the plate against Justin Verlander, with slumping Eddie Rosario having the toughest night of all at bat and in the field.


Twins' Buxton honored as Defensive Player of the Year

"He's got the tools to be at the top in almost every category, whether it's first-steps, routes, closing speed, all those type of things," Twins manager Paul Molitor said.


Twins marvel, root for Angels DH/pitcher Ohtani

The notion of a true two-way player was a common topic in the Twins clubhouse last week, and Shohei Ohtani's challenge clearly intrigues his peers around the game.


Fly, eagle, fly! Bald eagle takes detour, lands on Seattle pitcher

Super Bowl LII wasn't the only shocking turn of events involving eagles and patriots in a downtown Minneapolis stadium this year.


Hot bats in the snowy chill: Twins freeze out Pittsburgh 7-3

The Twins knocked out six extra-base hits in a game where the "feels like" temperature dipped to 22 near the end and closer Fernando Rodney caught snowflakes on his tongue.


Snow? Home opener starter Kyle Gibson says bring it on

"Minnesota fans aren't going to care if it's 32 degrees or 22 degrees, they're excited to see a baseball game," Kyle Gibson asserted.


Twins adjusting to baseball's new pace-of-play rules

Players and managers are still getting used to the boundaries and definitions that might come into play. "I can see the usefulness," second baseman Brian Dozier said.