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 catcher Joe Mauer remains day-to-day with a bruised right quadriceps muscle, Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Monday.
Mauer got kneed in the quad by Milwaukee's Rickie Weeks on a slide into home plate Sunday.
"It's not anything we need to worry about," Ryan said. "There's still some tightness, but I think he'll be OK in the near future."
Twins closer Matt Capps was unavailable to pitch on Saturday and Sunday because of a sore shoulder.
"Capps is fine," Ryan said. "They're both day-to-day."
Ryan said he has no concerns about either player needing to go on the disabled list. The Twins are off Monday and flying to Pittsburgh, where they'll begin a three-game series with the Pirates on Tuesday.
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