La Velle E. Neal III has covered baseball for the Star Tribune since 1998 (the post-Knoblauch era). Born and raised in Chicago, he grew up following the White Sox and hating the Cubs. 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 other hosts. Mark Rosen borrows him occasionally for WCCO-TV.

Phil Miller covered three seasons of Twins baseball, but that was at a different ballpark for a different newspaper. Now Miller returns to the baseball beat after joining the Star Tribune as the Gopher football writer in 2010, and he won't miss the dingy dome for a minute. In addition to the Twins and Gophers, Miller covered the Utah Jazz and the NBA for six years at The Salt Lake Tribune.

Sano sends message before surgery

Posted by: La Velle E. Neal III Updated: March 12, 2014 - 12:47 PM

Third baseman Miguel Sano on Wednesday left a message for fans as he prepared for surgery this afternoon in New York to replace a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.

Sano is expected to miss the entire season but the surgery does little to alter his status as one of the top prospects in baseball. Sano will return to Fort Myers on Friday to begin rehabilitation.

You can check out the video here.

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