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.

Wednesday pregame: Brunansky rejoins Twins as minor-league coach

Posted by: Phil Miller under Twins game coverage Updated: July 7, 2010 - 5:53 PM

TORONTO -- A couple quick announcements from the Twins before heading down to the clubhouse for the lineups, etc.

* Tom Brunansky, a member of the Twins' 1987 World Series championship team, has rejoined the organization as a coach with the club's Gulf Coast League affiliate.

* Class AAA Rochester reliever Anthony Slama will replace Liam Hendricks at the All-Star Futures Game. Hendricks is out with an appendectomy.

Update: Based on some conversations I've had today, I get the feeling the Mariners are not close to trading Cliff Lee, at least not to the Twins. I was told the Mariners are scouting the Twins' system, but they are looking at several other teams as well. The Twins and Mariners have yet to exchange proposals for Lee.

I was told by a person close to the negotiations that suggestions of the Twins offering Wilson Ramos and Aaron Hicks are pure speculation. For now, at least. To be clear, I have no doubt that AOL Fanhouse has an MLB source who said he heard the Twins had offered Ramos and Hicks, but it just doesn't sound like the talks have progressed that far. Yet.

Update: Vernon Wells is back in the Blue Jays' lineup after missing Tuesday's game with the flu. The Twins won't miss seeing Dewayne Wise in center field, as he went back to take a couple hits away from Jason Kubel on Tuesday. ... Aaron Hill, who also has the flu, remains out for Toronto.

Update: The Blue Jays just announced that they will keep the roof closed for tonight's game. There's a chance of rain in the forecast, and there's a mechanical issue with the roof, so they'd rather start with it closed than have it rain and then have an issue with closing it.

TWINS (45-38)

 1. Denard Span, CF
2. Orlando Hudson, 2B
3. Joe Mauer, C
4. Justin Morneau, 1B
6. Michael Cuddyer, RF
5. Jason Kubel, DH
7. Delmon Young, LF
8. Danny Valencia, 3B
9. J.J. Hardy, SS

Starting pitcher: RH Kevin Slowey (8-5, 4.37 ERA)

BLUE JAYS (41-43)

1. Fred Lewis, LF
2. Alex Gonzalez, SS
3. Jose Bautista, RF
4. Vernon Wells, CF
5. Adam Lind, DH
6. John Buck, C
7. Lyle Overbay, 1B
8. Edwin Encarnacion, 3B
9. John McDonald, 2B

Starting pitcher: LH Marc Rzepczynski (2010 debut, name is pronounced Zep-CHIN-ski)

Rogers Centre. First pitch: 6:05 p.m. TV: FSN. Twins Radio Network

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