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 lose game, and a few players along the way

One day after designating reliever Matt Guerrier for assignment, Minnesota lost Phil Hughes to injury, a game to the White Sox and dealt Kendrys Morales to Seattle.

Updated: July 25, 2014, - 05:49 AM

Willingham's homer in eighth powers Twins over Cleveland

Kris Johnson couldn’t pick up his first major league win, but the late homer preserved the victory

Updated: July 22, 2014, - 05:36 AM

Mauer makes slow progress with oblique strain

“It’s a slow process,” the first baseman said. “[Monday] was better.”

Updated: July 22, 2014, - 12:52 AM

After the break, rest of AL Central goes Tiger hunting

Detroit has a commanding lead, but pursuing teams aren’t giving up yet.

Updated: July 17, 2014, - 01:20 AM

MVP trophy might be first of many for Angels' Trout

what went down Tuesday might be remembered as the great transition between the first two hitters in the American League’s lineup.

Updated: July 16, 2014, - 07:40 AM

Kershaw passed over again, but not overlooked

The Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw isn’t starting after baffling NL hitters.

Updated: July 15, 2014, - 06:57 AM

Home Run Derby notes: Dozier was nervous in Derby debut

He tried to be prepared but found it difficult to get comfortable. He ended up with just two home runs, crashing out in the first round.

Updated: July 15, 2014, - 12:53 AM

Bulldozers go against Dozier in Home Run Derby

The Twins second baseman is smaller than most participants, but he could get pumped by hometown fans.

Updated: July 14, 2014, - 04:26 PM

Hughes reaches 10 victories before All-Star break

DENVER – Phil Hughes made it through five innings Sunday to improve to 10-5 on the season, becoming the first...

Updated: July 14, 2014, - 12:21 AM

Gibson gets first start for Twins out of All-Star break

Righthander Kyle Gibson will start Friday when the Twins return from the All-Star break to play host to the Tampa Bay Rays.

Updated: July 12, 2014, - 11:49 PM

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