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

Nine-run outburst in eighth powers Twins to rout

“The ball started flying all over the place,” manager Ron Gardenhire said. “Everything seemed to land somewhere.''

Updated: August 04, 2014, - 07:00 AM

Twins notes: Nolasco's rehab going well

Pitching coach Rick Anderson is encouraged by the righthander's progress.

Updated: August 03, 2014, - 12:12 AM

Vargas makes debut on birthday

The big first baseman reached the majors on his 24th birthday and went 1-for-5 with a two-run double.

Updated: August 02, 2014, - 12:39 AM

Twins bullpen can't hold lead against White Sox

Sale matched his worst performance of the year and the Twins still couldn’t capitalize, managing to tie the score 6-6 before falling 10-8.

Updated: August 02, 2014, - 12:29 AM

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

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