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 could take safe route with improving Mauer

CLEVELAND – Joe Mauer hit indoors Friday as he inches closer to a return to the Twins lineup, but the...

Updated: May 10, 2014, - 01:56 AM

Hughes outduels Verlander before removing himself from game

Phil Hughes faced the red-hot Tigers and their star pitcher and pulled a stunner at Comerica Park.

Updated: May 10, 2014, - 01:43 AM

Twins loss to Cleveland caps a frustrating day

The Twins got more bad injury news and a third consecutive loss, with the Indians clubbing 15 hits.

Updated: May 09, 2014, - 07:23 AM

Twins place Fuld on DL; Nunez called up

CLEVELAND – The Twins on Thursday made several roster moves. Before the game against the Indians, they placed Sam Fuld...

Updated: May 08, 2014, - 09:15 PM

Infielder in outfield doesn't work out for Twins in another loss

Eduardo Escobar’s misplay of a ninth-inning fly ball led to the winning run.

Updated: May 08, 2014, - 01:27 AM

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

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