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.


Buxton returns to center field and Margot's already flying for Twins

Byron Buxton didn't make any diving catches; he just got his legs underneath him in his first game in center field since August 2022, but there were still smiles all around.


Buxton, Correa return; Twins minor leaguers rally for tie vs. Phillies

Byron Buxton returned to center field, Carlos Correa debuted and the Twins had nine pitchers make an appearance before their minor leaguers staged a dramatic rally.


Buxton's back in center field today after 554 days away

Just being able to do drills after a season of being limited to DH duty has been a joy to Byron Buxton, who's looking forward to something you wouldn't expect.


Twins' Goodrum has the ring, but glasses changed his game

It's been a rough few years for the utility man, but now he's back with the team that drafted him and eyeing a resurgence.


Shuffield's home run sends Twins to 5-3 spring training victory over Pirates

Class AA outfielder Dalton Shuffield slugged an opposite-field, three-run home run into the right-field seats to break a 2-2 sixth-inning tie.


How a former Twins reliever and nomadic pro became boss of the Red Sox

Craig Breslow pitched for the Twins in 2008, 2009 and 2017. He's found even more success as a baseball executive — and nearly landed in Minnesota's front office.


Out of the way! Twins infielders learn new rules to improve safety.

Last year Kyle Farmer was happy to get in the way of a baserunner so he could apply a tag, but that won't slide under new rules meant to improve safety this season.


Despite cruel twists of career, Twins relief hopeful still optimitic

Daniel Duarte, 27, played for 11 minor league teams over nine years before landing with the Reds in 2022. Last season he was pitching great, then he felt another twinge in his arm. The Twins still see his potential.


'Old' Kepler takes stock of his status as Twins' elder statesman

Max Kepler is still young, even for a ballplayer, but he's now the longest-tenured player on the Twins roster. In the final year of his contract, he's starting to believe in his talent after a blistering second half.


Can Stewart stay healthy — and as effective as he was last year?

Righthander Brock Stewart, who dominated out of the bullpen for the Twins last season when he wasn't sidelined by a forearm injury, ramped up his offseason schedule.