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

Closer Perkins shuts himself down after feeling 'pull'

The closer felt something pull in his right side, and the Twins medical staff will examine him further.

Updated: March 10, 2015, - 07:10 AM

Twins remain invested in bringing out Arcia's potential

The team is demanding better defense and plate discipline from the 23-year-old outfielder.

Updated: March 08, 2015, - 11:35 PM

After a year on the sidelines, Sano itching to show off

Twins prospect Miguel Sano played his first game Wednesday in almost 17 months. He had Tommy John surgery on his elbow last last year.

Updated: March 07, 2015, - 12:47 AM

Twins' Milone shows positive signs

Friday, Tommy Milone tossed two scoreless innings, giving up one hit, in a game the Twins eventually lost 2-1.

Updated: March 06, 2015, - 11:45 PM

Twins sorting out a crowded bullpen as spring games begin

The Twins-Gophers exhibition game Wednesday kicked off the battle among relievers and more should appear Thursday in the Grapefruit League opener against Boston at Hammond Stadium.

Updated: March 05, 2015, - 06:33 AM

Twins' Gibson hoping to develop more consistency

Kyle Gibson is trying to build on the strong parts of his 2014 season.

Updated: March 03, 2015, - 12:43 AM

Already in a groove: Initial results are positive for Mauer

Joe Mauer is healthy and so is his swing as he tries to bounce back from his worst season ever

Updated: February 28, 2015, - 12:31 AM

Ryan and the Twins happy he's back in Florida

Twins GM Terry Ryan missed last spring training as he recovered from squamous cell carcinoma on his neck.

Updated: February 25, 2015, - 12:58 AM

As training camp opens, Molitor has an eye for detail

The Twins' new manager strolled the fields Monday at the CenturyLink Sports Complex, observing his coaches as they ran drills and oversaw bullpen work. One thing evident to players is that Molitor is going to be a stickler.

Updated: February 24, 2015, - 09:42 AM

One opening for five starters as Twins begin camp

The Twins open camp Monday when pitchers and catchers hit the sun-drenched fields at the newly renamed CenturyLink Sports Complex for their first official workout of 2015.

Updated: February 23, 2015, - 09:52 AM

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