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: Hughes finishes up record year

His 11.63 strikeouts per walk set a major league record, and he’s the only pitcher in the modern era to pitch over 200 innings and walk 16 or fewer batters.

Updated: September 25, 2014, - 12:06 AM

Twins wrap up home season; Gardenhire wants to return

Before the Twins’ final home game of the season, a 2-1 victory over Arizona, manager Ron Gardenhire spoke of his wishes to return in 2015.

Updated: September 24, 2014, - 11:49 PM

Neal: Needed changes should start with adding an ace

Acquiring a stopper would build depth by pushing rest of the talent down.

Updated: September 24, 2014, - 07:08 AM

Twins notes: Burton unhappy with his play

Jared Burton is 3-5 with a 4.50 ERA in 66 games with the Twins this season.

Updated: September 21, 2014, - 11:08 PM

May's progression takes a night off in loss to Cleveland

Cleveland used four extra-base hits, including a three-run homer from Yan Gomes, to pull away to a 7-3 victory at Target Field.

Updated: September 21, 2014, - 06:29 AM

Silence over arm leaves Perkins second-guessing

All-Star closer Glen Perkins said he should have told the Twins about his arm troubles sooner. He has been shut down for the season.

Updated: September 20, 2014, - 11:45 PM

MLB Insider: A reminder that not all picks click

We agreed on Aaron Hicks, and we were wrong. But somebody (check the record) got Phil Hughes right.

Updated: September 20, 2014, - 05:07 PM

Hughes has been a bargain for the Twins

Confidence has made Phil Hughes a 15-game winner and free-agency bargain.

Updated: September 19, 2014, - 12:43 AM

Gibson bears down, Twins win first home series since July

It’s the first time the Twins have won a series at home since late in July.

Updated: September 18, 2014, - 12:19 PM

Twins notes: Sore Perkins to undergo MRI on left arm

According to Twins General Manager Terry Ryan, closer Glen Perkins will have his forearm, elbow and biceps checked out to make sure everything is structurally sound.

Updated: September 18, 2014, - 12:35 AM

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