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.


Report: Wage concessions for shorter season latest plan from MLB owners

A baseball season seems more possible, given the latest developments. But the length and shape of that season remains a mystery as players and owners trade proposals.


Safety, salaries are Major League Baseball's most difficult issues

MLB's 67-page "operations manual" to address player safety was delivered to the union Friday night. But plenty of hurdles remain before Target Field is occupied again


MLB offers guide for player safety in hopes of restarting season

Major League Baseball's detailed plans to address player safety during what it hopes will be a captivating, if shortened, 2020 season, leaked to several national media outlets.


MLB, players union start far apart on plan to open season in July

Major League Baseball and its Players Union met Tuesday to discuss an owner-approved return to the diamond. Safety and money issues must be resolved to start the season. There were no reports of consensus reached.


Twins baseball in July? Owners approve plan, but will it really happen?

Baseball officials have started their lobbying efforts, including a Monday briefing with Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz. Getting everyone to go along with the current plan is far from guaranteed.


Twins aren't happy with baseball's plan for shortened draft

As the Twins try to zero in on whom they might acquire in next month's amateur draft, it's hard not to think about what they'll miss out on, too.


Twins offering package of refunds, credits for unplayed April games

MLB had hoped to implement a league-wide policy on ticket refunds during the pandemic, but this week decided to allow each team develop its own plan.


Even if games can be played, baseball has battle brewing over salaries

Ending the first extended disruption of a Major League Baseball season that wasn't about money might be even more difficult than it once appeared — because of money.


Highly successful 2019 season greatly increased value of Twins

Winning more than 100 games for the first time in 54 years was a big deal to Twins fans, and it paid off for team ownership as well.


Safety concerns are paramount before MLB tries to salvage season

The notion of housing all MLB teams in Arizona and starting the season in smaller venues around the state faces significant hurdles, starting with the support of players.