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

Twins pitchers aren't immune to Tommy John surgeries

Twins pitchers have had their share of the sometimes career-saving elbow reconstruction procedure.

Updated: April 15, 2014, - 11:39 AM

Twins bats, Nolasco hit stride in 7-1 win over Royals

And after being beat down by the Royals for most of 2013, the Twins whipped them 7-1 Saturday, giving Minnesota victories in the first two games of the three-game series.

Updated: April 13, 2014, - 08:04 AM

Twins notes: Bartlett will work on ankle, swing during assignment

Jason Bartlett, who will work out with the Gulf Coast League Twins a few days before joining the Miracle, is expected to eventually rejoin the major league team.

Updated: April 13, 2014, - 12:27 AM

Gibson provides Twins much-needed boost

Kyle Gibson gave the Twins a strong start Friday against Kansas City, helping end a long Target Field losing streak.

Updated: April 12, 2014, - 12:39 AM

Gardenhire away for two games for funeral of Hirschbeck's son

Mike Hirschbeck’s association with the Twins goes back more than 20 years. He died Monday after a long battle with a brain disease.

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

Gardenhire finally gets custom humidor, 1,000 cigars

The humidor was made last season and hidden over the winter at Target Field.

Updated: April 10, 2014, - 10:08 AM

Fired-up Twins lose to Oakland again

Oakland defeated the Twins 7-4 on Wednesday, but most of postgame dealt with a 10th-inning incident between Glen Perkins and Josh Donaldson.

Updated: April 10, 2014, - 05:20 AM

Twins notes: Wrist injury sends Arcia to DL

The Twins put Oswaldo Arcia on the 15-day disabled list and called up outfielder Darin Mastroianni from Class AAA Rochester.

Updated: April 10, 2014, - 12:33 AM

Twins Insider: Trade for Nunez sign of impatience with shortstop Florimon

While Pedro Florimon is capable of filling up a highlight reel with his fine glove work, this deal is an indictment of his hitting.

Updated: April 08, 2014, - 12:18 PM

Nolasco gets first Twins turn on Opening Day in Chicago

Ricky Nolasco, well-paid and full of confidence, is the Twins’ de facto No. 1 starter.

Updated: March 31, 2014, - 10:41 AM

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