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.

Postgame: Twins will have more hands on deck Friday against the Yankees

Posted by: Phil Miller under Twins game coverage Updated: August 18, 2011 - 11:51 PM

The Twins should look slightly less discombobulated Friday for Game 2 of this series with the Yankees.

Jason Kubel is due back after taking a day to tend to a family matter. Luke Hughes will be here, eager to prove himself after Thursday's travel snafu. Matt Tolbert, who was available off the bench, will have another day to heal his sore wrist.

Michael Cuddyer might even be ready to swing a bat, depending on how his neck responds to Thursday's epidural.

"Doesn’t mean Joe [Mauer] won’t play right field, but we should have bodies," Manager Ron Gardenhire said.

Kevin Slowey gets the start for the Twins, opposite Yankees righthander Phil Hughes. Check La Velle's blog for the starting lineups.

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