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

NL preview: Young arms keep Cardinals strong

With a surplus of young, gifted pitchers, the NL champs are poised to stay on top for years to come.

Updated: March 29, 2014, - 08:51 PM

Twins show their power in spring finale

Minnesota hit three home runs in a victory in the final game in Florida.

Updated: March 29, 2014, - 04:52 PM

Twins Insider: There are reasons to gripe, but also for optimism

That woeful rotation has been upgraded. Now as for that lineup …

Updated: March 29, 2014, - 08:06 AM

Notes from camp: Hughes confident heading into season

The Twins righthander believes he's "ahead of the game" going into next week.

Updated: March 29, 2014, - 12:16 AM

Red Sox shut out Twins 4-0

The spring training-long sputtering of the Twins' offense continued on Friday as they lost 4-0 to the Boston Red Sox.

Updated: March 28, 2014, - 03:14 PM

Consistent spring gives edge to Twins righthander Gibson

Scott Diamond might end up elsewhere should Kyle Gibson claim the No. 5 starter’s job.

Updated: March 26, 2014, - 05:59 AM

Leadoff job, multiyear contract next on Dozier's agenda

The Twins second baseman intends to build on his promising 2013 season.

Updated: March 24, 2014, - 09:44 AM

Twins Insider: Gibson emerges as leader for fifth starter role

It’s virtually certain the Twins will enter the regular season with a rotation that consists of righthanders Ricky Nolasco, Kevin Correia, Phil Hughes, Mike Pelfrey and Kyle Gibson.

Updated: March 22, 2014, - 12:39 AM

Ryan makes quick trip to check up on Twins

With Twins GM Terry Ryan in Fort Myers for a couple days while being treated for cancer, it will feel like old times.

Updated: March 22, 2014, - 12:29 AM

Twins Insider: Decisions need to be made as season nears

All is quiet for the Twins, now running out of time to make plans.

Updated: March 20, 2014, - 07:16 AM

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