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.

Twins make more cuts. We're down to 39.

Posted by: La Velle E. Neal III Updated: March 22, 2012 - 9:35 AM

The Twins have reassigned lefthander Phil Dumatrait, righthander Sam Deduno,catcher Danny Lehmann, outfielder Matt Carson and infielder Ray Chang to the minor league camp.

Including the return of Rule 5 righthander Terry Doyle to the White Sox, the Twins now have 39 players left in camp.

Waiting for Baltimore's lineup:


Xavier Avery, CF
Robert Andino, SS
Nick Johnson, DH
Nolan Reimold, LF
Wilson Betemit, 3B
Chris Davis, 1B
Ronny Paulino, C
Ryan Flaherty, RF
Matt Antonelli, 2B

Pitching: Wei-Yin Chen, LHP


Ben Revere, LF
Brian Dozier, SS
Joe Mauer, C
Justin Morneau, DH
Josh Willingham, RF
Chris Parmelee, 1B
Sean Burroughs, 3B
Luke Hughes, 2B
Joe Benson, CF

Pitching: Carl Pavano, RHP




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