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.


'Tension and pressure' mount as Twins lose on walk-off homer

The Twins were shut out for six innings by a pitcher whose last MLB start was eight years ago. Then they lost their fourth in a row when Griffin Jax yielded the game-losing hit.


Twins reliever Stewart builds on impressive 2023 season

Righthanded batters haven't gotten a hit off Brock Stewart this year. They are 0-for-13 against him in 2024 with seven strikeouts.


Orioles smash Twins again; Baldelli says team needs to be better prepared

In the 11-3 loss, starter Chris Paddack was hit even harder than Louie Varland was the night before. Both pitchers have identical ERAs of 8.36 through their first three starts.


Twins demoting strikeout-prone Wallner to St. Paul

Outfielder Matt Wallner was being counted on after a successful rookie season, but has struck out in more than two-thirds of his at-bats so far in 2024.


Varland rocked again in Twins loss, says he's 'letting the team down'

Twins pitcher Louie Varland has yielded almost one earned run per inning in three starts, with the latest bad outing in Monday's 7-4 loss to the Orioles.


Who replaces Correa at short? Twins splitting time with Castro, Farmer.

Kyle Farmer got the start at shortstop Monday after Willi Castro was in the field over the weekend. It's a situation manager Rocco Baldelli spent the winter thinking about.


Bullpen fails, fielding falters as Twins blow lead in Detroit

The Twins took a 3-0 lead into the eighth inning. But weak defensive plays and the Tigers' offense combined to create a four-run rally by Detroit.


Twins get Thielbar back, but send Alcala down to Class AAA St. Paul

After missing all of spring training because of a nagging hamstring strain, Caleb Thielbar rejoined the team but gave up three runs against the Tigers in his first relief appearance Sunday.


Twins slide aside mistakes, injuries to sweep Tigers in doubleheader

Starter Joe Ryan was dominant with a career-high 12 strikeouts in Game 1 but needed extra innings for the win. In Game 2, Simeon Woods Richardson looked like a bona fide big leaguer.


Correa goes on injured list as Twins shake up roster

The Twins made a flurry of moves before Saturday's doubleheader in Detroit, with three players being added to the roster.