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 considering trades to help out their bullpen

As Opening Day nears, teams are focusing on what their final rosters might look like. And the Twins are not liking what they see when they peek into their bullpen.

Updated: March 27, 2015, - 08:51 AM

Settling on a second baseman: Twins sign Dozier through 2018

Second baseman Brian Dozier, 27, becomes one of eight Twins signed to multiyear deals but only the third position player with Joe Mauer and Kurt Suzuki.

Updated: March 25, 2015, - 06:34 AM

Rosario's walkoff leads the Twins to a 6-5 win over the Blue Jays

Eddie Rosario, batting .256 with two home runs and seven RBI during spring training, won the game for the Twins on Tuesday.

Updated: March 24, 2015, - 09:58 PM

It's Molitor's time to tinker with Twins lineup

It will be easier to see what manager Paul Molitor is thinking by the end of this week, when the spring training roster shrinks toward 25 and starters play more games.

Updated: March 23, 2015, - 06:40 AM

Twins' Santana keeps running in 5-3 victory over Miami

Santana had four hits on Sunday during the Twins’ 5-3 victory over Miami. There were a couple seeing-eye singles in there but it still was a flashback to a year ago, when he surprised many by hitting .319 and getting a few votes for rookie of the year.

Updated: March 22, 2015, - 04:03 PM

Twins' Santana keeps running in 5-3 win over Miami

Danny Santana's 4-for-5 day lifted his spring batting average to .394.

Updated: March 22, 2015, - 03:24 PM

Rays' long balls wipe out Twins' pitching successes

PORT CHARLOTTE, FLA. – Good thing this is spring training, where the Twins could leave pleased on Saturday after four...

Updated: March 21, 2015, - 11:16 PM

Perkins ready to gear up for Opening Day

Spring training has restarted for Glen Perkins. The Twins All-Star closer pitched an uneventful — as in healthy — scoreless inning Thursday.

Updated: March 20, 2015, - 01:08 AM

Twins lose but Rosario continues his strong spring

Eddie Rosario’s bat is his ticket to the majors, but he’s showing that he can also contribute with his glove.

Updated: March 19, 2015, - 12:10 AM

Home-run barrage helps Twins hold off Orioles as relievers fail

The Twins clubbed four home runs in a 10-9 win over Baltimore on Tuesday in Sarasota.

Updated: March 18, 2015, - 12:50 AM

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