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.

Terry Doyle headed back to White Sox

Posted by: La Velle E. Neal III Updated: March 21, 2012 - 11:47 AM

Righthander Terry Doyle is headed back to the White Sox.

Doyle, a Rule 5 pick in December, has been offered back to Chicago, and all indications are that the Sox are taking him back,

The Twins hoped they had found a durable innings eater to add depth to their rotation. Doyle got their attention with a strong run in the Arizona Fall League but struggled in camp. In 5.1 innings, Doyle gave up 10 earned runs on 14 hits and three walks.

Twins GM Terry Ryan said Doyle cleared waivers, and the Twins tried working out a deal with the White Sox to be able to keep the pitcher in the minors, as they did last spring with 2010 Rule 5 pick Scott Diamond

“We just couldn’t find any common ground on what satisfied both of us,” Ryan said.


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