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.


Sano, Twins open Grapefruit League season by tipping Red Sox

Miguel Sano's bases-loaded double drove in two runs to provide a key hit in a 7-6 victory in front of 2,154 fans — the first time the Twins have played in front of paying customers in nearly a year.


Twins' Polanco contemplated having ankle surgery during 2020 season

A small chip in his bone bothered him throughout the shortened season, especially when he hit lefthanded.


Twins' early spring training games will be going easy on the rules

They will all be seven complete innings, although an inning can end without three outs.


For your confusion: Twins outfielders Broxton and Buxton

Keon Broxton and Byron Keion Buxton, the home run-robbing pair, are now on the same team, with Broxton trying to back up Buxton. Got all that?


Twins reliever Robles a COVID victim without getting sick

The coronavirus pandemic contributed to Hansel Robles' miserable 2020. "It got to me," he said of remaining indoors then worrying about the virus when permitted to leave.


Adversity right off the bat: ACL tear ends season for top prospect Lewis

Royce Lewis, the overall No. 1 pick in the 2017 draft, slipped on the ice outside his Dallas home last week and tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.


Reinventing his wheels: Donaldson works on avoiding more calf injuries

Josh Donaldson's first season with the Twins was limited to 28 games He comes to his second Twins camp completely healthy, but wary of declaring himself healed.


Twins add infielder Romine to roster as full squad workouts begin

The 35-year-old major league veteran has played for the Tigers, Angels, Mariners and Rangers.


Reliever Duffey among the fortunate during Houston's cold nightmare

Making sure his extended family stayed safe meant Tyler Duffey skipped an earlier flight to Fort Myers because of the extreme weather in Texas.


Matt Shoemaker is latest patient for Twins' spin-rate doctor

The veteran righthander has used a split-finger fastball to great success at times during his career.