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.

Valencia returns to starting lineup for Twins in Milwaukee

Posted by: Phil Miller under Twins game coverage Updated: June 22, 2010 - 5:33 PM

MILWAUKEE -- Rookie third baseman Danny Valencia returns to the lineup for the Twins tonight, as they face Brewers lefthander Chris Narveson in the opener of a three-game series at Miller Park.

Dave Bush was scheduled to make this start, but after watching him get pummeled by the Twins on May 21, the Brewers pushed his next start to Friday against Seattle.

Updates to come...

Update: Twins outfield prospect Ben Revere (Class AA New Britain) has been selected to play for the U.S. team in this year's All-Star Futures Game. Twins pitching prospect Liam Hendricks (Class A Fort Myers), of Perth, Australia, has been selected for the World Team.

Update: Alexi Casilla is making rapid progress on his recovery from right elbow surgery and could be ready to take batting practice with the Twins next week, when they return from the road, before going on a rehab assignment.

J.J. Hardy took some pain-free swings today in Minnesota. There is still no timetable for his return, though the Twins likely will want him to go on a rehab assignment to make sure he doesn't have another setback with his bruised left wrist.

TWINS (40-29)

1. Denard Span, CF
2. Orlando Hudson, 2B
3. Joe Mauer, C
4. Justin Morneau, 1B
5. Michael Cuddyer, RF
6. Delmon Young, LF
7. Danny Valencia, 3B
8. Nick Punto, SS
9. Scott Baker, P

BREWERS (29-40)

1. Rickie Weeks, 2B
2. Corey Hart, RF
3. Prince Fielder, 1B
4. Ryan Braun, LF
5. Casey McGehee, 3B
6. Jim Edmonds, CF
7. Jonathan Lucroy, C
8. Alcides Escobar, SS
9. Chris Narveson, P

Miller Park. First pitch: 7:10 p.m. TV: FSN. Twins Radio Network

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