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

How long can Joe Mauer stay behind the plate?

Joe Mauer is the fourth Twin to land on the concussion DL this season — and the second catcher. Ryan Doumit returned to action recently after he had his bell rung by a foul tip.

Updated: August 22, 2013, - 05:30 AM

Hunter instigates Tigers' big rally to top Correia, Twins

Torii Hunter did his former team in on Wednesday. Kevin Correia was in the middle of a marvelous outing when everything fell apart in the seventh inning.

Updated: August 22, 2013, - 12:33 AM

Twins play ideal game, then get sobering news on Mauer

Joe Mauer was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list, muting celebrations of big days for Justin Morneau and Mike Pelfrey.

Updated: August 21, 2013, - 12:45 AM

Tonkin hopes for longer stay with Twins

Tonkin is replacing Kyle Gibson on the roster until the Twins decide who will start Saturday, so his visit could be another short one. He pitched 1 1/3 innings in his debut appearance in July.

Updated: August 21, 2013, - 12:27 AM

Twins pitchers' health remains issue

Righthanders Kyle Gibson and Mike Pelfrey are coming off elbow surgery, and they might be battling fatigue.

Updated: August 19, 2013, - 12:14 AM

Preview: Twins vs. N.Y. Mets (makeup game)

Makeup game at Target FieldMonday, 1:10 p.m. • No TV, 96.3-FMRHP Kyle Gibson (2-3, 6.27) vs. RHP Dillon Gee (8-8,...

Updated: August 18, 2013, - 07:15 PM

Future isn't on the mind of Twins manager

Ron Gardenhire appears to be enjoying himself despite the uncertainty over his job status.

Updated: August 17, 2013, - 01:37 AM

Correia's early trouble does in Twins vs. White Sox

Kevin Correia is right. It has been worse.“I’ve had a couple starts where it’s gotten out of hand early,” said...

Updated: August 17, 2013, - 12:45 AM

Twins farm report: FSN giving fans peek at future again

Give the Twins and Fox Sports North credit. If the present is tough to watch, they are willing to give...

Updated: August 16, 2013, - 11:26 PM

Twins' power surge ends in loss

Josh Willingham hit a solo home run in the second inning, but Twins starter Samuel Deduno got knocked around by Cleveland.

Updated: August 14, 2013, - 05:40 AM

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