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.
The Reds have definite interest in center fielder Denard Span, a Twins official confirmed today, while hinting strongly that Span won't be going anywhere before today's 3 p.m., non-waiver trade deadline.
"They are one of many who like him, but so do we!!!" the Twins official texted. "No pressure to trade. Very valuable in a lot of ways!"
Scott Miller, of CBSSportsline.com, reported earlier that a source thought the Reds had a 50-50 chance of trading for Span. It's worth noting, however, that the Reds are thin on pitching prospects, which is something the Twins would almost surely require in a deal for Span, who is under contract through 2014.
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