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

Tonkin could give Twins another power arm in the bullpen

The hard-throwing righthander could provide the Twins a second power arm in the bullpen.

Updated: February 21, 2014, - 01:00 AM

More seats, more space: Twins redo Florida home

Hammond Stadium is getting new look, views in $48M makeover.

Updated: February 20, 2014, - 01:11 AM

Mauer, now playing first base, already at Twins spring training

The former catcher is making a transition to first base this year to lengthen his playing career.

Updated: February 19, 2014, - 08:41 AM

New Twins catcher Suzuki wary of his old rival

Glen Perkins hasn’t faced Kurt Suzuki in the majors, but he vows to get back at him for a home run from college.

Updated: February 18, 2014, - 10:02 AM

Twins' 'Vanimal' is less of an animal than he was a year ago

Vance Worley has lost 25 pounds but hopes to find his rookie year form.

Updated: February 17, 2014, - 09:47 AM

Twins have a new spin on the starting rotation

The Twins should get more strikeouts and longer starts after signing Ricky Nolasco and Phil Hughes.

Updated: February 16, 2014, - 03:44 PM

Twins GM Ryan takes a step toward recovery

On Monday, Terry Ryan, 60, announced that he had been diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma in his neck.

Updated: February 14, 2014, - 11:55 PM

Twins notes: Plouffe bulks up, Worley slims down

Trevor Plouffe is noticeably more muscular, having added 10 to 12 pounds during the offseason; Righthander Vance Worley has lost about 20 pounds.

Updated: February 14, 2014, - 02:21 PM

Kubel back for another go-around with the Twins

The 31-year-old has returned to the Twins in hopes of putting a poor 2013 season behind him.

Updated: January 26, 2014, - 12:16 AM

Morris' Hall of Fame call could come today, or it's over

Jack Morris was just 42 votes shy of reaching baseball's Hall of Fame last year, but this year - his final on on the ballot - the odds seem against the former ace.

Updated: January 08, 2014, - 01:11 PM

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