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.

Twins send Van Mil to Angels completing Fuentes trade

Posted by: Phil Miller under Major league trades, Twins prospects Updated: September 1, 2010 - 2:22 PM

The Twins sent minor-league pitcher Loek Van Mil to the Angels today, completing their trade for reliever Brian Fuentes.

When that trade was made Saturday, the teams agreed that the Twins would send the Angels a player to be named or cash by Oct. 15. We were told the Twins would surrender a mid-level prospect, not a top prospect, and Van Mil fits that description.

Van Mil, 25, had been designated for assignment and dropped from the 40-man roster to make room for Fuentes. A a 7-foot-1 righthander from The Netherlands, Van Mil was 1-2 with a 6.37 ERA in 23 games for Class AA New Britain this year.

Van Mil's stock was on the rise last year, and he was invited to big league camp this spring. When healthy, he has a powerful righthanded arm, but injuries have slowed his development.


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