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

Muscle strain lands Twins' Nolasco on DL

The Twins on Tuesday placed righthander Ricky Nolasco on the 15-day disabled list because of a strain of the flexor pronator muscle in his right elbow

Updated: July 09, 2014, - 08:13 AM

Hughes sharp as Twins shut out Seattle

Phil Hughes pitched 7 ⅓ shutout innings, giving up eight hits, striking out eight and walking none in the Twins victory.

Updated: July 09, 2014, - 05:26 AM

Gardenhire wrestles with decision in 2-0 loss to Mariners

The Twins manager chose not to pinch run for Kendrys Morales in the seventh inning of a one-run game. Afterward, he wondered if he made the right call.

Updated: July 08, 2014, - 12:06 PM

Nolasco has sore elbow, returns to Twin Cities for exam

The righthander's velocity was down and his pitches were substandard in a two-inning outing against the Yankees on Sunday.

Updated: July 08, 2014, - 05:14 AM

Trying to break slump, Twins' Arcia works to remain in control

His tendency to take monster cuts helped send him into a long slump.

Updated: July 07, 2014, - 11:57 PM

Perkins, Suzuki named to American League All-Star squad

Closer Glen Perkins became a repeat pick, and will be joined by All-Star newcomer Kurt Suzuki.

Updated: July 07, 2014, - 07:31 AM

Twins notes: Prospect Buxton goes 0-for-2 in return

The outfielder was back with Class A Fort Myers after missing the past two months because of a wrist injury.

Updated: July 06, 2014, - 11:39 PM

Twins happy to take throwaway victory in 11 innings

Celebration, relief come after the Yankees misfired on a double-play toss.

Updated: July 06, 2014, - 08:32 AM

Twins miss a chance to win a challenge, and it costs them

The Twins experienced an instant-replay teaching moment in the fifth inning Saturday when Ichiro Suzuki slid into second and was...

Updated: July 06, 2014, - 12:02 AM

Injury comes at worst time for Mauer

Joe Mauer was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday because of a right oblique strain, another setback for the three-time batting champion who was just finding his old swing.

Updated: July 03, 2014, - 01:29 PM

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