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

Morales conference marks return of GM Ryan

Ryan won’t be back completely to resume day-to-day activities, but he said he will take some of the load off assistant GM Rob Antony, who has filled in for Ryan and will travel on the Twins’ nine-game road trip that begins Monday in Toronto.

Updated: June 08, 2014, - 11:19 PM

Twins go on a pitcher power trip in Day 2 of draft

The team has been adding to its pitching corps with college pitchers who have blazing fastballs.

Updated: June 07, 2014, - 07:11 AM

After delay, Twins rally against Houston but lose 5-4

Down 5-0, the Twins scored three runs in the seventh, two on Danny Santana’s two-run home run. But it wasn't enough to make up for the three Astros home runs allowed by Phil Hughes.

Updated: June 07, 2014, - 07:10 AM

Twins notes: Arcia's ankle injury isn't that serious

Owswaldo Arcia hit in the cage before Friday’s game against Houston, and was available off the bench.

Updated: June 07, 2014, - 12:59 AM

Baseball in the blood of Twins' top draft pick Gordon

Shortstop Nick Gordon, selected No. 5 overall by the Twins on Thursday, is the son of one major leaguer and the brother of another.

Updated: June 06, 2014, - 03:40 PM

Twins' guessing game continues right up to draft day

With the No. 5 pick, the Twins are trying to predict what the four teams above them will do.

Updated: June 05, 2014, - 12:14 AM

Twins power way to victory over Brewers in Milwaukee

Josh Willingham and Brian Dozier reached the seats against Milwaukee ace Yovani Gallardo to help the Twins complete a winning road trip.

Updated: June 04, 2014, - 11:02 AM

Stopgap help sought in center as Hicks continues to struggle

The Twins might be looking for a way to get Aaron Hicks down to Class AAA Rochester, where he can work on his swing and get used to batting righthanded all the time after giving up switch hitting during the last homestand.

Updated: June 04, 2014, - 06:31 AM

Brewers master the little things to defeat Twins

The Brewers eased their way to a 6-2 victory, playing better than the Twins in all areas of the game and getting 6 1/3 shutout innings from Matt Garza.

Updated: June 03, 2014, - 07:58 AM

Santana returns to Twins' lineup after stitches

Injured on Friday in New York, he was back in center field on Monday at Milwaukee.

Updated: June 02, 2014, - 10:02 PM

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