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

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

Oliva, Kaat hope Hall of Fame call finally comes

A panel will decide this weekend if ex-Twins stars Tony Oliva and Jim Kaat belong in Cooperstown.

Updated: December 04, 2014, - 11:44 PM

Guardado among trio formally hired to Twins coaching staff

Only one spot remains with Joe Vavra, Neil Allen and Eddie Guardado in.

Updated: November 26, 2014, - 12:29 AM

Twins fill out their 40-man roster with top prospects

Others left off are eligible to be selected by other teams in the Rule 5 draft.

Updated: November 24, 2014, - 08:42 PM

Sources: Twins hire Neil Allen as pitching coach

Allen has helped shepherd the pitchers who form the nucleus of one of the American League’s best pitching staffs to Tampa Bay.

Updated: November 24, 2014, - 07:14 AM

Twins' TV ratings follow same downward slope as on-field product

The club still ranks in the upper half of ratings among the 30 big-league teams, but just barely.

Updated: November 22, 2014, - 12:36 AM

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