Phil Miller covered three seasons of Twins baseball, but that was at a different ballpark for a different newspaper. Now Miller returns to the baseball beat after joining the Star Tribune as the Gopher football writer in 2010, and he won't miss the dingy dome for a minute. In addition to the Twins and Gophers, Miller covered the Utah Jazz and the NBA for six years at The Salt Lake Tribune.

Guillen says Thome won't be back

Posted by: Phil Miller under Twins rumors Updated: January 25, 2010 - 7:57 PM

White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen told reporters tonight that Jim Thome will not be back with the team this year, an announcement that could help the Twins' chances of landing the power hitter.

Here's the Chicago Tribune story:

''To me, it was about at-bats,'' Guillen said. ''I don't want to go through a situation where Jim is not playing two or three days and then the media comes to him and asks him how he's feeling.

''It can be a soap opera.''

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