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

Guerrier ready to rejoin Twins

The Twins will select the contract of righthander Matt Guerrier, as the club was staring at a Thursday deadline to put him on the major league roster or give him the option to leave as a free agent.

Updated: May 08, 2014, - 12:02 AM

Twins notes: Mauer still out but getting better

Twins first baseman Joe Mauer appears to be at least a couple of days away from returning to action. He's been sidelined by back spasms.

Updated: May 07, 2014, - 12:56 AM

Cleveland scores early, holds off Twins 4-2

The Indians jumped on Twins starter Samuel Deduno for two runs in the first and second innings and made it stand up.

Updated: May 07, 2014, - 12:46 AM

Twins notes: Mauer misses Monday's game with back spasms

Although the Twins reported on Monday that Joe Mauer was feeling better, the former batting champion was unavailable for the game against Cleveland.

Updated: May 06, 2014, - 06:55 AM

Mauer shows some power; Correia earns first victory of 2014

Joe Mauer’s three-run homer helped Kevin Correia earn his first victory and end the Twins’ four-game skid.

Updated: May 04, 2014, - 07:03 AM

Twins shortstop prospect Santana will be used all over the place

Ron Gardenhire said he will use the speedster wherever he can play.

Updated: May 04, 2014, - 01:40 AM

All-Star Game Insider

ALL-STAR GAME INSIDERTarget Field • Tuesday, July 15 • 7 p.m.Five notable Midsummer Classic controversies1957 — Ballot stuffing: Reds fans...

Updated: May 04, 2014, - 12:06 AM

Sunday Insider: Three decades have passed since Dome ball disappeared

Dave Kingman's ball went up, and never came down, on May 4, 1984.

Updated: May 04, 2014, - 12:04 AM

No cold comfort as Twins lose twice to Dodgers after long night

The Twins issued 12 walks in Game 2, but amazingly, that wasn’t their undoing. The game was played in 5 hours, 11 minutes, the longest game in Target Field history.

Updated: May 02, 2014, - 06:29 AM

Latest dud could send Pelfrey to Twins bullpen

The righthander is out of answers as to why the results are so bad in what was supposed to be his bounce-back season after Tommy John elbow ligament replacement surgery.

Updated: May 02, 2014, - 12:47 AM

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