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 pitcher Nick Blackburn had arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone chip from his right elbow last Thursday but should be back to full strength for spring training, General Manager Terry Ryan said today.
Also, the Twins announced that they have re-signed righthander P.J. Walters to a minor-league deal with an invitation to spring training.
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