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.

Liriano's pitching tonight in the Dominican Republic

Posted by: Phil Miller under Twins pitching Updated: January 4, 2012 - 2:50 PM

Francisco Liriano is taking part in winter ball, after all.

The Twins lefthander is scheduled to throw two innings tonight for Escogido in a game at Licey, in the Dominican winter league. Here's a link to the scoreboard page.

Liriano also pitched for Escogido in 2010 but he did not pitch winter ball last year.

Liriano, 28, went 14-10 with a 3.62 ERA in 2010 but developed stiffness in his left shoulder right before spring training last year and went 9-10 with a 5.09 ERA for the Twins. All season, Liriano regretted not being able to pitch winter ball, insisting that was the best way to get himself ready for the major league season.

Last month, Twins GM Terry Ryan said he didn't expect Liriano to pitch winter ball because the Twins wanted to restrict his innings load. Under the new agreement, Liriano will not pitch more than 20 innings for the rest of the Dominican season.

"He’ll probably go three [innings] the next outing," Ryan said. "He knows that we don’t want him to go more than 20, and their season’s coming to an end here. We're trying to get him ready for spring training."

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