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 add four players to 40-man roster

The Twins added first baseman Kennys Vargas, infielder Jorge Polanco, outfielder Max Kepler and lefthander Logan Darnell to their 40-man roster.

Updated: November 21, 2013, - 12:34 AM

Twins prospect Rosario banned for 50 games by MLB

Twins prospect claims pills taken to treat arm caused failed drug test.

Updated: November 20, 2013, - 07:19 AM

Gophers women rout Charlotte behind Banham, Zahui B.

Rachel Banham, as usual, led the Gophers but freshman Amanda Zahui B. had a double-double against Charlotte.

Updated: November 14, 2013, - 06:26 AM

Gardenhire looking forward to penciling in Mauer at new position

Manager’s worries about former catcher’s health will be minimalized.

Updated: November 11, 2013, - 11:17 PM

Twins pitchers and catchers will report to Fort Myers on Feb. 16

Fans who make the trip to Fort Myers will also see the results of a $48.5 million renovation to the Lee County Sports Complex.

Updated: November 09, 2013, - 05:35 PM

Could Johan return to the Twins? Don't count it out

The Twins are exploring plenty of options as they try to shore up their starting pitching through free agency.

Updated: November 07, 2013, - 06:23 AM

Twins add Molitor as a coach

He will work with infielders and try to improve base running.

Updated: October 23, 2013, - 06:53 AM

Time running out on Mauer's chance to play again this season

General Manager Terry Ryan admitted, “We’re running out of days. There’s only so many days left.”

Updated: October 02, 2013, - 12:40 PM

Twins coaches to return, perhaps in different roles

An additional seventh Twins coach might also be hired; once that is decided, other positions could be re-evaluated and reassigned.

Updated: September 30, 2013, - 11:47 PM

Decision day close on Gardenhire

The Twins expect to make a call on manager Ron Gardenhire by the end of today.

Updated: September 30, 2013, - 09:59 AM

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