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

Shortstop trio provides Gardenhire with depth

A month ago during a road trip to Tampa Bay, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire spoke with envy about how Rays...

Updated: May 12, 2014, - 11:33 PM

Twins rally past Detroit to take series

An eighth-inning rally and a four-out save by Glen Perkins gave the Twins their second victory in three games with the division-leading Tigers.

Updated: May 12, 2014, - 01:17 AM

Twins notes: It's no replay, Gardy gets the thumb

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire on Sunday was tossed for the first time this season — and the 68th time in his career — in the fourth inning.

Updated: May 11, 2014, - 11:16 PM

Twins notes: Buxton reinjures wrist

Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton has had a setback with his left wrist and will undergo an MRI exam early next week.

Updated: May 11, 2014, - 12:06 AM

Three-run home runs carry Tigers past Twins 9-3

Joe Mauer returned to the lineup, and the Twins put pressure on Max Scherzer. But they faced plenty of trouble from Detroit’s offense.

Updated: May 11, 2014, - 12:00 AM

Twins could take safe route with improving Mauer

CLEVELAND – Joe Mauer hit indoors Friday as he inches closer to a return to the Twins lineup, but the...

Updated: May 10, 2014, - 01:56 AM

Hughes outduels Verlander before removing himself from game

Phil Hughes faced the red-hot Tigers and their star pitcher and pulled a stunner at Comerica Park.

Updated: May 10, 2014, - 01:43 AM

Twins loss to Cleveland caps a frustrating day

The Twins got more bad injury news and a third consecutive loss, with the Indians clubbing 15 hits.

Updated: May 09, 2014, - 07:23 AM

Twins place Fuld on DL; Nunez called up

CLEVELAND – The Twins on Thursday made several roster moves. Before the game against the Indians, they placed Sam Fuld...

Updated: May 08, 2014, - 09:15 PM

Infielder in outfield doesn't work out for Twins in another loss

Eduardo Escobar’s misplay of a ninth-inning fly ball led to the winning run.

Updated: May 08, 2014, - 01:27 AM

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