Phil Miller

Reporter | University of Minnesota football
Phone: 612-839-3827
Phil has covered college football, basketball, the NBA (Utah Jazz) and major-league baseball (Minnesota Twins) since for more than 20 years.

Recent content from Phil Miller

Twins' arms race continues with addition of Stauffer

Righthander, 32, is likely to join bullpen but could become a spot starter.

Updated: December 23, 2014, - 10:13 PM

Twins reward Hughes with a three-year extension

The righthander agreed to an extension through 2019 worth an additional $42 million.

Updated: December 22, 2014, - 11:38 PM

Hughes gets three-year contract extension from Twins

The new deal makes the Twins' total commitment to Hughes $58 million over the next five seasons. It's the longest commitment the Twins have ever made to a starting pitcher.

Updated: December 22, 2014, - 02:57 PM

MSU Mankato star goes from walk-on to tackles leader

MSU Mankato linebacker Tyler Henderson — and his hair — flies all over.

Updated: December 20, 2014, - 05:12 PM

Twins promote Mientkiewicz as manager from Class A to AA

Doug Mientkiewicz, a former Twins first baseman who was one of three finalists to succeed Ron Gardenhire in the major leagues, will instead take over Minnesota’s Class AA team, the Chattanooga Lookouts.

Updated: December 20, 2014, - 12:30 AM

Defector first, ballplayer second might be ending for Cubans

Normalized relations between the United States and Cuba might finally remove a barrier for Cuban baseball players like former Twin Tony Oliva: The choice to defect.

Updated: December 18, 2014, - 07:24 AM

Minnesota's Cuban community welcomes patched relations

Some Cuban-Americans in Minnesota cheered news of normalizing relations with their homeland. By recent estimates, several thousand Cuba natives call the state home. Twins great Tony Oliva calls it “a great day for both countries.”

Updated: December 18, 2014, - 12:20 AM

Sept. 28: Mauer's debut at first base didn't go as expected

Injuries and struggles at the plate left the former catcher frustrated this year as he adjusted to first base.

Updated: December 16, 2014, - 02:20 PM

Dec. 14: Twins feel armed, durable with Santana

After a $55 million deal, Ervin Santana becomes the fourth free-agent starting pitcher signed by Minnesota in the past two winters.

Updated: December 13, 2014, - 11:49 PM

It's decision day for three Twins greats at the Hall of Fame

Tony Oliva, Jim Kaat and Luis Tiant are part of the Golden Era vote for baseball's Hall of Fame. The results will be announced today.

Updated: December 08, 2014, - 05:24 PM

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