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 being cautious with Arcia's knee

Oswaldo Arcia on Wednesday went for an MRI exam on his bruised right knee two days after banging it off Target Field’s unforgiving wall.

Updated: September 26, 2013, - 12:20 AM

Oakland finishes off sweep against the Twins

The Twins fell behind early and weren’t able to recover against the A’s on Sunday afternoon. Oswaldo Arcia had a home run and six RBI.

Updated: September 23, 2013, - 06:58 AM

Grandfather's death weighs on Twins pitcher De Vries

OAKLAND, CALIF. – As Cole De Vries took the mound on Sunday, he couldn’t help but think about his grandfather...

Updated: September 22, 2013, - 11:18 PM

First rain and sewage, then another Twins loss to the A's

The fifth-oldest stadium in the league is getting creaky, and the Twins continued to struggle.

Updated: September 22, 2013, - 12:05 AM

Errors pile up in Twins' latest blowout loss

Yoenis Cespedes and Josh Donaldson hit home runs, the Twins committed four errors and Bartolo Colon threw six shutout innings.

Updated: September 21, 2013, - 01:17 AM

Twins not OK with all their Ks

The Twins have struck out at a record pace this season.

Updated: September 21, 2013, - 12:57 AM

Twins rally doesn't hold up in 8-6 loss to Oakland

The Twins tried to slow Oakland’s roll, but the A's got clutch home runs in an 8-6 victory, dropping their magic number to four.

Updated: September 20, 2013, - 09:20 PM

During trying season, Twins bullpen has responded favorably

A tired group has brought some relief to a dismal season.

Updated: September 20, 2013, - 11:25 AM

Twins notes: De Vries getting start; Mauer works out at Target Field

Cole De Vries on Sunday will make the start he was supposed to make back in April.“No kidding,” said De...

Updated: September 20, 2013, - 06:39 AM

Decision looms on keeping or firing Twins' manager Gardenhire

Gardenhire’s contract expires after the season. There has been no indication from Twins management whether he will be invited back as the club nears the end of a possible third consecutive season of 90-plus losses.

Updated: September 19, 2013, - 09:01 AM

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