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 make Suzuki, Pelfrey contracts official

Kurt Suzuki’s role will depend on what other catchers do.

Updated: December 27, 2013, - 01:19 AM

Twins land veteran catcher in Suzuki

Kurt Suzuki's offense is not what it once was, but he remains steady behind the plate.

Updated: December 20, 2013, - 11:51 PM

Twins send Doumit to Atlanta in exchange for minor league pitcher

The Twins acquired 23-year-old lefthander Sean Gilmartin, a 2011 first-round pick who moved quickly through the Braves farm system after being drafted 28th overall out of Florida State..

Updated: December 19, 2013, - 06:37 AM

Source: Pelfrey agrees to 2-year, $11 million deal to return to Twins

Mike Pelfrey is the third starting pitcher the Twins have signed this month. His best season was 2010, when he was 15-9 with a 3.66 ERA.

Updated: December 15, 2013, - 11:28 AM

Twins still looking for help on offense

The Twins know there is still offseason work to do.

Updated: December 15, 2013, - 12:55 AM

Kubel signs minor league deal with Twins

Jason Kubel, a lefthanded outfielder, will get a shot to make the team in spring training.

Updated: December 14, 2013, - 12:37 AM

Byron Buxton wins minor-league Player of the Year award

Byron Buxton drove from his home in Baxley, Ga., to accept the Baseball America Player of the Year Award, considered the most prestigious award a prospect can win.

Updated: December 13, 2013, - 06:20 AM

Winter meetings are done, but Twins' talent search goes on

With plenty of offseason left, Twins GM Terry Ryan’s priority still is adding another starting pitcher to the roster.

Updated: December 12, 2013, - 10:49 PM

Twins move closer to landing Pelfrey

Progress is being made on a two-year contract to secure Mike Pelfrey's return to the Twins rotation.

Updated: December 12, 2013, - 07:35 AM

Twins pursue free agent Matt Garza, other pitching help

The Twins continued to talk with agents and free agents, and Matt Garza said he’s open to returning to the team.

Updated: December 11, 2013, - 01:46 PM

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