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.


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.


Cancellation of season would do a number on Twins' roster

An agreement between Major League Baseball and the Players Association, reached March 27 but not yet announced, established the framework of baseball's eventual return, even if it's not until next March.


Twins offer financial help to staff hurt by virus-canceled games

There are roughly 800-900 workers at Target Field not employed by the Twins. For them, the Target Field Employee Assistance Fund is being set up, and the team is making a "significant" (unspecified) contribution.


With higher stakes than most, Odorizzi prepares for short season

Jake Odorizzi understood when he delayed free agency that he was betting on himself. But he might no longer be the deciding factor in that wager.


Twins: Buxton would have been ready for opener, pitchers face the unknown

Manager Rocco Baldelli said that Byron Buxton has healed completely from the shoulder surgery that ended his 2019 season early; pitching coach Wes Johnson said his staff faces an assortment of challenges.


Good times deferred: An Opening Day without baseball

The loss of Opening Day traditions doesn't begin to compare to the losses being inflicted by coronavirus. But that won't make the day less … odd.


'Baseball will return.' But Twins officials can't say it will be this year

Exactly one week before the 2020 baseball season was to begin, the Twins' top executives reluctantly considered the possibility that Opening Day is actually one year away.


Twins abandon training camp after MLB bans all organized activity

MLB facilities are required to be available only to players on the 40-man roster, with exceptions granted for international players and players who need ongoing medical treatment.


MLB gives players option to leave camp; Twins to meet Saturday

MLB, which suspended the season Thursday, issued a statement late Friday saying players can remain in their spring training cities, return to their offseason homes, or head to their team's home city.


'We're still going to be here.' Games stop, work continues for Twins

The weird thing about being told that camps are being shut down, Mitch Garver said Thursday, is that for the players, it means more spring training, not less.