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

Fuld joins team; Mastroianni claimed by Toronto

Darin Mastroianni was 0-for-11 when the Twins designated him for assignment Sunday.

Updated: April 23, 2014, - 12:18 AM

Rays lefty pays a Price, but quiets Twins' bats

David Price struck out 12 Twins — and avoided injury after being hit by a cringe-inducing line drive — to throw a 113-pitch complete game.

Updated: April 23, 2014, - 12:11 AM

Super Sam? Twins would settle for Fuld being Steady Sam

Sam Fuld doesn’t need his cape; the Twins simply want him to be a competent fill-in outfielder.

Updated: April 22, 2014, - 10:22 AM

Twins claim outfielder Fuld off waivers from Oakland

KANSAS CITY, MO. – The Twins on Sunday claimed outfielder Sam Fuld off waivers from Oakland, a move that might...

Updated: April 21, 2014, - 02:34 PM

First victory is gratifying to Twins' Hughes

Phil Hughes, who signed a $24 million, three-year deal in December, won for the first time in 17 appearances.

Updated: April 21, 2014, - 06:34 AM

Twins notes: Mauer starts rally with rare bunt

Joe Mauer turned 31 on Saturday. He celebrated with a bunt.

Updated: April 19, 2014, - 11:13 PM

One big inning for Kansas City is enough to beat Twins

Odd misplays were fuel for the Royals’ breakout five-run fourth inning.

Updated: April 19, 2014, - 11:08 PM

MLB Insider: Rays take big hit in starting rotation

The Tampa Bay Rays have a problem. And it’s not hitting into triple plays, like they did on Thursday against the Yankees.

Updated: April 19, 2014, - 07:47 PM

Twins' surging offense grinds to halt against Vargas, Royals

The Royals’ Jason Vargas stopped the Twins with the notable help of his defense.

Updated: April 19, 2014, - 06:34 AM

Twins notes: Bartlett retires after brief comeback

Jason Bartlett’s comeback with the Twins after a year and a half away from the game has ended abruptly; he intends to retire.

Updated: April 19, 2014, - 12:18 AM

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