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

May injury dampens offensive outburst as Twins top Seattle

Trevor May left Saturday's game early and missed out on the Twins stringing hits around Safeco against erratic lefthander James Paxton and the Mariners bullpen in an 8-5 victory.

Updated: April 26, 2015, - 12:28 AM

Molitor tinkers with Twins lineup

The Twins lineup was vastly different Saturday against Mariners lefthander James Paxton.

Updated: April 25, 2015, - 11:52 PM

Twins' May excited for homecoming start

Washington native Trevor May expects some friends, coaches and about 15 family members to be in the stands Saturday when the Twins face Seattle.

Updated: April 25, 2015, - 01:04 AM

King Felix, homers too much as Twins fall to Mariners

Phil Hughes went the distance for the Twins but fell to 0-4 as Seattle's Felix Hernandez kept Minnesota off the board.

Updated: April 25, 2015, - 01:00 AM

A new chance for Twins late-bloomer Thompson

Twins reliever Aaron Thompson has put drug suspensions behind him as he tries to take advantage of a second chance with the Twins organization.

Updated: April 24, 2015, - 12:13 AM

Twins notes: Another injury for pitching prospect Stewart

Kohl Stewart, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2013 draft by the Twins, was placed on the seven-day disabled list at Class A Fort Myers because of elbow inflammation.

Updated: April 23, 2015, - 08:57 PM

Pelfrey picks up big win in a big way with shutout over Royals

The righthander pitched seven innings and got his first win since 2013.

Updated: April 23, 2015, - 10:15 AM

Twins notes: Hunter fails at steal of home

Torii Hunter almost landed in the Twins record book Wednesday — but ended up running the Twins out of a potentially big inning.

Updated: April 23, 2015, - 12:51 AM

Twins relievers can't hold lead late in Kansas City

Kansas City won Tuesday's game over the Twins with a pair of runs in the eighth inning, the second coming off closer Glen Perkins.

Updated: April 22, 2015, - 09:01 AM

Twins leave themselves defenseless in loss to Royals

The Royals outclassed the Twins 7-1. Or was it the Twins making the Royals look like the classy team? It was reminiscent of the Twins home opener a week earlier.

Updated: April 21, 2015, - 07:39 AM

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