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.

Thome, Kubel put on trade waivers

Posted by: Phil Miller under Twins rumors Updated: August 22, 2011 - 2:29 PM

The Twins have placed Jim Thome and Jason Kubel on trade waivers, tweets Ken Rosenthal, of FoxSports.com.

Players need to be placed on waivers in order to be traded in August, and teams have the option of pulling them back if other teams make a claim. If a player isn't claimed, he can be traded to any team. It's not unusual for teams to try to pass several of their players through waivers this time of year.

The Twins have said they'd like to re-sign Kubel, but this could be like late July, where they are willing to move him if they are overwhelmed.

The Phillies and Indians are among the teams that could be interested in Thome, who has a full no-trade clause. He has never won a World Series, so he might welcome the chance this year, but you can bet the Twins would only trade him with his blessing.

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