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 announce several moves; A-lineup ready for Baltimore

Posted by: Phil Miller under Twins game coverage Updated: March 23, 2011 - 3:25 PM

FORT MYERS, FLA. -- The Twins will send have their Opening Day lineup together for the first time this spring, when they play the Orioles tonight at Hammond Stadium.

They also announced a flurry of roster moves:

C Steve Holm and OF Jeff Bailey were re-assigned to minor-league camp today. They plan to re-assign LHP Phil Dumatrait and catcher Danny Lehmann after Monday’s game.

Several players will travel to Atlanta for next week’s exhibition games and then be re-assigned to minor-league camp: RHP Carlos Gutierrez, RHP Kyle Waldrop, LHP Chuck James, C Rene Rivera, INF Chase Lambin and OF Brian Dinkelman.

What does this mean? The Twins have five remaining candidates -- LHP Dusty Hughes, LHP Glen Perkins, RHP Jeff Manship, RHP Jim Hoey and LHP Scott Diamond -- competing for three open bullpen spots.

The Twins also announced that long-time minor-league manager Phil Roof will replace bullpen coach Rick Stelmaszek on a short-term basis, while Stelly recovers from a torn retina.

ORIOLES (11-11)
1. Brian Roberts, 2B
2. Adam Jones, CF
3. Derrek Lee, 1B
4. Vladimir Guerrero, DH
5. Jake Fox, LF
6. Mark Reynolds, 3B
7. Nolan Reimold, RF
8. Craig Tatum, C
9. Cesar Izturis, SS

Pitching: Brian Matusz, David Riske, Clay Rapada, Jim Johnson

TWINS (13-11)
1. Denard Span, CF
2. Tsuyoshi Nishioka, 2B
3. Joe Mauer, C
4. Justin Morneau, 1B
5. Delmon Young, LF
6. Jason Kubel, DH
7. Michael Cuddyer, RF
8. Danny Valencia, 3B
9. Alexi Casilla, SS

Pitching: Francisco Liriano, Kevin Slowey, Kyle Waldrop, Jeff Manship, Chuck James, Phil Dumatrait, Carlos Gutierrez.

Hammond Stadium. First pitch: 6:05 p.m. (Central). TV: FSN. Twins Radio Network

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