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 claim outfielder Fuld off waivers from Oakland

KANSAS CITY, MO. – The Twins on Sunday claimed outfielder Sam Fuld off waivers from Oakland, a move that might...

Updated: April 21, 2014, - 02:34 PM

First victory is gratifying to Twins' Hughes

Phil Hughes, who signed a $24 million, three-year deal in December, won for the first time in 17 appearances.

Updated: April 21, 2014, - 06:34 AM

Twins notes: Mauer starts rally with rare bunt

Joe Mauer turned 31 on Saturday. He celebrated with a bunt.

Updated: April 19, 2014, - 11:13 PM

MLB Insider: Rays take big hit in starting rotation

The Tampa Bay Rays have a problem. And it’s not hitting into triple plays, like they did on Thursday against the Yankees.

Updated: April 19, 2014, - 07:47 PM

Twins' surging offense grinds to halt against Vargas, Royals

The Royals’ Jason Vargas stopped the Twins with the notable help of his defense.

Updated: April 19, 2014, - 06:34 AM

Twins notes: Bartlett retires after brief comeback

Jason Bartlett’s comeback with the Twins after a year and a half away from the game has ended abruptly; he intends to retire.

Updated: April 19, 2014, - 12:18 AM

Twins pitchers aren't immune to Tommy John surgeries

Twins pitchers have had their share of the sometimes career-saving elbow reconstruction procedure.

Updated: April 15, 2014, - 11:39 AM

Twins notes: Bartlett will work on ankle, swing during assignment

Jason Bartlett, who will work out with the Gulf Coast League Twins a few days before joining the Miracle, is expected to eventually rejoin the major league team.

Updated: April 13, 2014, - 12:27 AM

Gibson provides Twins much-needed boost

Kyle Gibson gave the Twins a strong start Friday against Kansas City, helping end a long Target Field losing streak.

Updated: April 12, 2014, - 12:39 AM

Gardenhire away for two games for funeral of Hirschbeck's son

Mike Hirschbeck’s association with the Twins goes back more than 20 years. He died Monday after a long battle with a brain disease.

Updated: April 12, 2014, - 12:11 AM

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