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 promote Parmelee from Rochester, option De Vries back to Triple-A

Posted by: Phil Miller under Twins offense, Twins pitching Updated: June 7, 2012 - 11:21 AM

Three days after notching his first major league victory, Twins pitcher Cole De Vries is heading back to Class AAA Rochester.

The Eden Prairie native went 1-1 with a 4.20 ERA in three starts, but the Twins optioned him back to Triple-A on Thursday to clear a roster spot for Chris Parmelee, who is heading back to Minnesota after batting .375 with four home runs and 12 RBI in 15 games for Rochester.

The Twins had been hoping to trim back to 12 pitchers on their 25-man roster, allowing them to bolster their bench, and they played short in Kansas City this week with Joe Mauer out with a sprained right thumb.

With off days today and Monday, the Twins can get by with four starting pitchers for now.

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