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.


3 Minnesotans to show off their chops at world axe-throwing championships

Thanks to this fast growing sport, axe throwing isn't just for lumberjacks anymore.


TwinsFest, Twins Caravan canceled because of virus concerns

The Twins said they will bring fans a series of virtual experiences throughout the offseason, with details to be announced in coming weeks.


Twins' rookie league team folds, ending manager's 33-year stint

Former major league catcher Ray Smith spent 26 seasons managing the Elizabethton team in the Appalachian League, which is being dropped by MLB as an affiliated league.


Iowa brings 1-2 record into game with Gophers. Are Hawkeyes really struggling?

The Gophers and Hawkeyes had reason to believe that a division championship was within reach during this strange, short season. But both opened the season with a pair of largely self-inflicted losses,


Twins pick up two pitchers: starter Brandon Waddell, reliever Ian Gibaut

The Twins made their first pickups of the offseason on Friday, and not surprisingly given their potential losses to free agency, they are pitchers.


Key dates for Twins and the rest of Major League Baseball this offseason

Free agents can open negotiations with any team starting Sunday.


Will saving big money be Twins' top need after season of financial losses?

If owner Jim Pohlad decides that drastic payroll reductions are necessary after a season full of red ink, those nine players provide an easy path to providing them.


Twins built in more of Dodgers' mold than Rays'

The Los Angeles Dodgers spend big money, but like the Twins they also develop stars in their own system; Tampa Bay, meanwhile, finds hidden talent elsewhere.


Gophers' first test comes against a dissatisfied Michigan bunch

Wolverines players are restless, knowing more has been expected in the program's five seasons under coach Jim Harbaugh.


Oddities of 2020 leave Twins with plans to make, little to go on

Budgets dictate decisions, and it's almost impossible, given the ongoing pandemic, to reliably forecast what MLB finances will look like by next spring, or how that uncertainty will affect the value of players.