La Velle Neal

Reporter | Minnesota Twins
Phone: 612.674.4888
La Velle E. Neal III has covered Major League Baseball for the Star Tribune since 1998 (the post-Knoblauch era). Born and raised in Chicago, he attended both the University of Illinois and Illinois-Chicago and began his baseball writing career at the Kansas City Star. He can be heard occasionally on KFAN radio, lending his great baseball mind to Paul Allen and Dan Barreiro during the season.

Recent content from La Velle Neal

Konerko plays final series against Twins

In 257 career games against the Twins, the retiring Paul Konerko, 38, hit .286 with 50 home runs and 136 RBI.

Updated: September 14, 2014, - 11:12 PM

May strikes out 10 in Twins' victory over White Sox

Trevor May struck out a season-high 10 in six innings and the Twins overcame Jose Abreu’s 35th home run, beating the Chicago White Sox 6-4.

Updated: September 14, 2014, - 11:07 PM

Perkins can't do the job as Twins fall twice again

Glen Perkins gave up a two-run homer to Dayan Viciedo in Game 2 after Phil Hughes lost the opener.

Updated: September 13, 2014, - 11:51 PM

Neck injury might end Milone's season

The Twins announced that Milone would not make his start on Monday against the Tigers. And the team isn’t sure if Milone will return to the mound before the season ends.

Updated: September 13, 2014, - 11:42 PM

Twins looking for learning over season's final two weeks

The Twins have their eye on several players they want to see improve as the season draws to a close.

Updated: September 13, 2014, - 12:24 AM

Twins notes: Ortiz watching 'Big Papi II' from afar

Kennys Vargas and David Ortiz have become friends after Doug Mientkiewicz arranged a meeting between the two when Vargas played at Class A Fort Myers last season.

Updated: September 12, 2014, - 11:55 AM

Doubleheader loss offers mixed reviews of Twins' starters

The Twins, peeking ahead toward 2015, got a disappointing start from Kyle Gibson but were optimistic about Ricky Nolasco.

Updated: September 12, 2014, - 08:51 AM

Hands-on approach working with Twins' Arcia

The Twins believe they have made a little breakthrough with Oswaldo Arcia’s swing, increasing his chances of making solid contact and hitting home runs

Updated: September 11, 2014, - 10:47 AM

Rain forces Twins to double up Thursday in Cleveland

Wednesday's Twins’ game against the Indians was postponed, the fourth time Cleveland has had a rainout this season.

Updated: September 10, 2014, - 11:50 PM

Twins bullpen comes through - finally - in victory over Indians

The Twins bullpen, with an 8.13 ERA over its previous eight games, held Cleveland to one run over four innings Tuesday to back up rookie Trevor May, who won his second start in a row.

Updated: September 10, 2014, - 06:33 AM

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