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.

Meyer replaces May on Futures Game roster

Posted by: Phil Miller under MLB Updated: July 7, 2014 - 1:28 PM

    Trevor May's calf injury won't allow him to pitch in Target Field on Sunday after all. But another future Twin will get a chance instead.

    Alex Meyer, the Twins' top-rated pitching prospect in the high minors, has been selected to the U.S. roster for the Futures Game on Sunday, organizers of the game announced Monday. Meyer, 5-4 this season with a 3.67 ERA in 17 starts for Class AAA Rochester, takes the place of May, who was named to the team two weeks ago but then suffered an injury that has him on the seven-day disabled list.

    The Twins had expressed hope that May, 8-4 with a 2.94 ERA at Rochester, would recover in time to pitch this weekend, but his recovery ran out of time. Meyer, acquired from Washington for Denard Span in 2012, is ranked the No. 32 prospect in minor-league baseball by Baseball America, and the third-highest Twins pitcher.

    Meyer will compete against a couple of Twins prospects on the world team: pitcher Jose Berrios, who was promoted to Class AA New Britain this week and is ranked No. 27 by Baseball American, and New Britain first baseman Kennys Vargas.

    The Futures Game will be played at 4 p.m. Sunday at Target Field and televised live by MLB Network.

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