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 notes: Players express interest in Japan tour

Major League Baseball is headed back to Japan, and three Twins players would like to be part of the tour.

Updated: August 17, 2014, - 12:25 AM

Hughes strong, Suzuki homers as Twins top KC

Kurt Suzuki stepped up to save Phil Hughes’ strong start after a costly error.

Updated: August 17, 2014, - 12:21 AM

Twins notes: Willingham back at Target Field, and in playoff race

Josh Willingham received a loud ovation from the crowd Friday night as starting lineups were announced.

Updated: August 16, 2014, - 12:14 AM

Royals get to Nolasco in one shaky inning

The recently activated Twins righthander was done in by a brutal five-run Royals fourth in his first start since July 6.

Updated: August 16, 2014, - 12:09 AM

Twins GM Ryan: Buxton could return to action later this season

The Twins will consider allowing prospect Byron Buxton back on the field before the end of the minor league season...

Updated: August 15, 2014, - 09:12 AM

MLB Insider: Houston seeing signs of hope

The Astros’ rebuild finally appears to be bearing fruit.

Updated: August 09, 2014, - 08:45 PM

Twins' loss to Padres comes late, but early miscues set tone

The Twins should have scored six, seven or eight runs on Wednesday for their fourth victory in a row. Once again, however, mistakes resulted in a loss.

Updated: August 07, 2014, - 07:27 AM

Escobar's would-be game-winner turns into long out

Alexi Amarista, who entered the game as a pinch hitter in the seventh, turned to his left and raced back to deep center. The ball hung up just enough for him to run it down.

Updated: August 06, 2014, - 11:41 PM

Center field: Twins scrambling to fill what used to be solid

Puckett, Hunter, Gomez, Span. Unsteadiness is now the only constant of a position once known for depth within the organization.

Updated: August 05, 2014, - 06:48 AM

How well did Target Field's grass weather Sir Paul?

Eyes will be on the grass at Target Field and how it survived the Paul McCartney concert on Saturday night.

Updated: August 05, 2014, - 06:45 AM

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