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

MLB Insider: Houston seeing signs of hope

The Astros’ rebuild finally appears to be bearing fruit.

Updated: August 09, 2014, - 08:45 PM

Twins' loss to Padres comes late, but early miscues set tone

The Twins should have scored six, seven or eight runs on Wednesday for their fourth victory in a row. Once again, however, mistakes resulted in a loss.

Updated: August 07, 2014, - 07:27 AM

Escobar's would-be game-winner turns into long out

Alexi Amarista, who entered the game as a pinch hitter in the seventh, turned to his left and raced back to deep center. The ball hung up just enough for him to run it down.

Updated: August 06, 2014, - 11:41 PM

Center field: Twins scrambling to fill what used to be solid

Puckett, Hunter, Gomez, Span. Unsteadiness is now the only constant of a position once known for depth within the organization.

Updated: August 05, 2014, - 06:48 AM

How well did Target Field's grass weather Sir Paul?

Eyes will be on the grass at Target Field and how it survived the Paul McCartney concert on Saturday night.

Updated: August 05, 2014, - 06:45 AM

Twins notes: Schafer added to roster from Braves

Schafer was stuck behind Jason Heyward, B.J. Upton and Justin Upton in Atlanta. His chances to play should be better with the Twins.

Updated: August 04, 2014, - 03:15 PM

Nine-run outburst in eighth powers Twins to rout

“The ball started flying all over the place,” manager Ron Gardenhire said. “Everything seemed to land somewhere.''

Updated: August 04, 2014, - 07:00 AM

Twins notes: Nolasco's rehab going well

Pitching coach Rick Anderson is encouraged by the righthander's progress.

Updated: August 03, 2014, - 12:12 AM

Vargas makes debut on birthday

The big first baseman reached the majors on his 24th birthday and went 1-for-5 with a two-run double.

Updated: August 02, 2014, - 12:39 AM

Twins bullpen can't hold lead against White Sox

Sale matched his worst performance of the year and the Twins still couldn’t capitalize, managing to tie the score 6-6 before falling 10-8.

Updated: August 02, 2014, - 12:29 AM

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