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

Bulldozers go against Dozier in Home Run Derby

The Twins second baseman is smaller than most participants, but he could get pumped by hometown fans.

Updated: July 14, 2014, - 04:26 PM

Hughes reaches 10 victories before All-Star break

DENVER – Phil Hughes made it through five innings Sunday to improve to 10-5 on the season, becoming the first...

Updated: July 14, 2014, - 12:21 AM

Gibson gets first start for Twins out of All-Star break

Righthander Kyle Gibson will start Friday when the Twins return from the All-Star break to play host to the Tampa Bay Rays.

Updated: July 12, 2014, - 11:49 PM

Commissioner Selig proud of his role in baseball's growth

Even now, Bud Selig says he hears from people who don’t want him to step down as commissioner of Major...

Updated: July 12, 2014, - 05:27 PM

Morneau had to be talked into Home Run Derby

Justin Morneau wasn’t going to do it. He was going to stay home and not participate in the Home Run Derby.

Updated: July 12, 2014, - 05:48 AM

Twins stung by the long ball in loss at Colorado

Kris Johnson struggled in his return to the majors, and the Rockies hit three home runs to end the Twins’ winning streak at three.

Updated: July 12, 2014, - 05:46 AM

Twins take the series in Seattle with 4-2 win

Looking to get the season back on track, the Twins left Seattle with three victories in a row.

Updated: July 11, 2014, - 06:44 AM

Twins excited Morneau will get his chance to return for Home Run Derby

“That’s a good thing for the event, Minnesota, the city,” Trevor Plouffe said.

Updated: July 11, 2014, - 12:52 AM

Morales, Twins wield big bats in easy win at Seattle

Designated hitter Kendrys Morales drove in three runs against his former team as the Twins rolled in Seattle.

Updated: July 10, 2014, - 05:25 AM

Twins will call up lefty Johnson to start Friday

Kris Johnson will be called up in time to start on Friday against Colorado, replacing injured righthander Ricky Nolasco.

Updated: July 10, 2014, - 12:31 AM

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