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

Selling season arrives for Twins

The clubhouse is preparing to lose a couple of teammates this week as General Manager Terry Ryan entertains offers before Thursday’s non-waiver trade deadline.

Updated: July 29, 2014, - 03:10 AM

MLB Insider: Enjoy Suzuki in a Twins uniform while you can

It would be smart to shop him around, but he would leave a significant hole.

Updated: July 26, 2014, - 11:23 PM

Knoblauch charged with assault; Twins cancel HOF induction

The Twins on Thursday announced that the Aug. 23 induction ceremony at Target Field — where Knoblauch was to become the 27th member of the Hall of Fame — has been canceled after Knoblauch was charged with misdemeanor assault.

Updated: July 25, 2014, - 04:37 PM

Twins lose game, and a few players along the way

One day after designating reliever Matt Guerrier for assignment, Minnesota lost Phil Hughes to injury, a game to the White Sox and dealt Kendrys Morales to Seattle.

Updated: July 25, 2014, - 05:49 AM

Willingham's homer in eighth powers Twins over Cleveland

Kris Johnson couldn’t pick up his first major league win, but the late homer preserved the victory

Updated: July 22, 2014, - 05:36 AM

Mauer makes slow progress with oblique strain

“It’s a slow process,” the first baseman said. “[Monday] was better.”

Updated: July 22, 2014, - 12:52 AM

After the break, rest of AL Central goes Tiger hunting

Detroit has a commanding lead, but pursuing teams aren’t giving up yet.

Updated: July 17, 2014, - 01:20 AM

MVP trophy might be first of many for Angels' Trout

what went down Tuesday might be remembered as the great transition between the first two hitters in the American League’s lineup.

Updated: July 16, 2014, - 07:40 AM

Kershaw passed over again, but not overlooked

The Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw isn’t starting after baffling NL hitters.

Updated: July 15, 2014, - 06:57 AM

Home Run Derby notes: Dozier was nervous in Derby debut

He tried to be prepared but found it difficult to get comfortable. He ended up with just two home runs, crashing out in the first round.

Updated: July 15, 2014, - 12:53 AM

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