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

Rios angry about Graham's pitch that broke his hand

Royals outfielder Alex Rios will miss up to six weeks because of a broken left hand, suffered when he was struck by a J.R. Graham pitch.

Updated: April 16, 2015, - 06:33 AM

Strong pitching, tweaked lineup help Twins give Royals first loss

The lineup changed, and so did the starting pitching, provided by Kyle Gibson's solid outing that handed Kansas City its first loss of the season.

Updated: April 16, 2015, - 06:31 AM

'Disappointed' Molitor taking long view of Twins poor start

The Twins have not been the team that manager Paul Molitor felt so good about when they left Fort Myers, Fla., less than two weeks ago to begin the regular season.

Updated: April 15, 2015, - 06:58 AM

Hunter gives home opener fans a reason to cheer

The pregame ceremonies became Toriifest on Monday.

Updated: April 14, 2015, - 06:47 AM

Twins relievers turn close game into rout

Trevor May made an acceptable start fpr the Twins on Monday at Target Field, but those following him in the home opener got lit up.

Updated: April 14, 2015, - 12:04 AM

Twins face undefeated Royals today in 55th home opener

The Twins will open the home season today with assists from Kevin Garnett and Tyus Jones.

Updated: April 13, 2015, - 05:50 AM

MLB Insider: Season starts with a burst, and a batch of questions

Baseball has announced its return with authority.

Updated: April 11, 2015, - 10:56 PM

Twins' Hughes wants to break out of good year/bad year pattern

DETROIT – The Twins have lost six consecutive Opening Day games. That’s only one pattern Phil Hughes would like to...

Updated: April 06, 2015, - 06:25 AM

Twins playing in deeper, stronger AL Central this year

Paul Molitor will see how his team measures up against an improving division right off the bat with the opening series at Detroit.

Updated: April 06, 2015, - 06:24 AM

Twins show support for Santana but prepare to move forward

While Ervin Santana serves an 80-game suspension, the pressure is on the Twins pitching staff to make up for the loss of someone who has won 119 games in his career.

Updated: April 05, 2015, - 08:52 AM

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