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.

Cuddyer named Most Valuable Twin

Posted by: Phil Miller under Farm System, Twins offense, Twins pitching, Off the field Updated: October 31, 2011 - 1:48 PM

The Twins announced their 2011 Diamond Awards winners today, based on the voting conducted by the Twin Cities chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America.

All winners will be honored at the seventh annual Diamond Awards dinner on Jan. 26, 2012 at Target Field, with proceeds benefiting the University of Minnesota's research on ataxia, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and ALS. (For ticket info, call 612-624-444 or click here.)

Most Valuable Twin: Michael Cuddyer

Twins Pitcher of the Year: Glen Perkins

Most Improved Twin: Perkins

Most Outstanding Rookie: Ben Revere

Upper Midwest Player of the Year: Des Moines native Jeremy Hellickson (Tampa Bay Rays)

Bob Allison Award (leadership on and off the field): Cuddyer

Mike Augustin Award (media good guy): Cuddyer

Minor League Player of the Year: Brian Dozier

Minor League Pitcher of the Year: Liam Hendriks

Herb Carneal Lifetime Achievement Award: John Gordon

Carl Pohlad Community Service Award: Carl Pavano

Kirby Puckett Award: Terry Steinbach

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