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 pitchers and catchers to report to spring training Feb. 18

Posted by: Phil Miller under MLB, Twins game coverage Updated: November 21, 2011 - 11:08 AM

Twins pitchers and catchers will report to spring training in Fort Myers, Fla., on Feb. 18, with the team's 32-game Grapefruit League schedule opening March 3 against Tampa Bay at Hammond Stadium.

The Twins announced their spring training schedule today with snow covering the ground in Minnesota. The first pitchers and catchers workout will be held Feb. 19, with the first full-squad workout on Feb. 24.

Other key spring training dates:

March 9: The World Series champion Cardinals visit Hammond Stadium.

March 11: The Yankees make their annual trip to Hammond Stadium.

April 1: The fifth of five games against the Red Sox, which decides the annual Fort Myers Mayor's Cup.

April 3: The seventh of seven games against Tampa Bay, which trains in nearby Port Charlotte, Fla.

April 4: The Twins will play Class A Fort Myers on getaway day, before flying north to Baltimore, where they open the season on April 6 at Camden Yards.

For ticket info and the full list of games, visit


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