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: Pelfrey to see specialist about elbow problem

Twins righthander Mike Pelfrey, working on his game at Class AAA Rochester, has an ulnar nerve problem in his elbow that could lead to minor surgery.

Updated: May 31, 2014, - 12:39 AM

Twins show off power in 6-1 victory at Yankee Stadium

The Twins belted three home runs to beat the Yankees and climb within two games of .500 on the season.

Updated: May 31, 2014, - 12:32 AM

Former Twins in running for NL All-Star team

Morneau, Cuddyer and Gomez in running for All-Star spots.

Updated: May 29, 2014, - 06:53 AM

Twins win on a walk-off bobble

Creative baserunning by the Twins and a botched grounder in the ninth by Texas capped an unusual night of baseball at Target Field.

Updated: May 28, 2014, - 08:26 AM

Dozier, Suzuki make small ripple in All-Star voting

No Twins player is higher than fourth at his position in the AL.

Updated: May 28, 2014, - 12:21 AM

Hughes mixes good, bad luck for Twins

Twins righthander Phil Hughes was sharp most of the night Tuesday and ran his streak to 175 batters faced without giving up a walk.

Updated: May 28, 2014, - 12:19 AM

Lineup changes but result stays same as Twins fall to Texas

Even with Josh Willingham and Oswaldo Arcia back, the Twins remained punchless against a pitcher with 20 major league starts.

Updated: May 27, 2014, - 08:31 AM

Twins' Hicks goes back to basics to regain prospect form

After a rough rookie season, Aaron Hicks is aiming to keep it simple in 2014.

Updated: May 27, 2014, - 06:40 AM

Twins' Hicks gives up on switch hitting

Aaron Hicks made it clear on Monday. His switch-hitting career is over. And it was his decision.And Hicks’ name appeared...

Updated: May 26, 2014, - 11:41 PM

Twins' margin for error against King Felix exceeded in loss

Seattle's Felix Hernandez continued his recent domination of the Twins, giving up two runs and seven hits while striking out five and walking one.

Updated: May 19, 2014, - 08:53 AM

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