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.

Plouffe and Revere to join Twins for finale in Chicago

Posted by: Phil Miller under Twins game coverage Updated: May 4, 2011 - 12:31 PM

CHICAGO -- The Twins will have two more newcomers today for the series finale against the White Sox, as outfielder Ben Revere and infielder Trevor Plouffe join the team from Class AAA Rochester.

Jim Thome (strained oblique muscle) and Jason Repko (strained quadriceps muscle) have been placed on the 15-day DL.

The Twins have now promoted nine players from Rochester this season. And it's only May 4.

Revere and Plouffe had a flight delay and weren't expected to land at O'Hare airport until 11 a.m. Otherwise, it sounded like Plouffe would have been in the starting lineup.

Manager Ron Gardenhire did say that he intends to give Plouffe regular playing time while he's here.

The Twins will be trying to build on Francisco Liriano's no-hitter in the final game of this two-game series.

Update: The Twins haven't decided whether Liriano's next start will be Monday against the Red Sox or Tuesday against the Tigers. They can let Nick Blackburn pitch Monday on regular rest and give Liriano six days between starts after he matched a career high with 123 pitches Monday.

Monday's game at Fenway Park will be televised on ESPN, and apparently the network was all excited about promoting that game with Liriano in it, but the Twins aren't going to let that sway their decision.

TWINS (10-18)

1. Denard Span, CF
2. Matt Tolbert, SS
3. Justin Morneau, 1B
4. Jason Kubel, RF
5. Michael Cuddyer, DH
6. Rene Tosoni, LF
7. Danny Valencia, 3B
8. Drew Butera, C
9. Alexi Casilla, 2B

Starting pitcher: RH Nick Blackburn (1-4, 5.14 ERA)

WHITE SOX (11-20)

1. Juan Pierre, LF
2. Alexei Ramirez, SS
3. Adam Dunn, DH
4. Paul Konerko, 1B
5. Carlos Quentin, RF
6. A.J. Pierzynski, C
7. Alex Rios, CF
8. Mark Teahen, 3B
9. Omar Vizquel, 2B

Starting pitcher: LH John Danks (0-4, 3.92 ERA)

U.S. Cellular Field. First pitch: 1:10 p.m. TV: FSN. Twins Radio Network

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