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: Post washout update

Posted by: La Velle E. Neal III Updated: March 20, 2013 - 7:30 PM

The Twins had to scramble to make sure players got their work in after the game was canceled. Coaches swept the clubhouse after the announcement, checking with players to make sure they knew where they were going tomorrow.

Righthander Mike Pelfrey, Tuesday's starter, will now join Class AAA Rochester on a road trip to Sarasota on Wednesday.

Josh Willingham, Jamey Carroll, Ryan Doumit, Justin Morneau and Joe Mauer - all of whom were in the starting lineup on
Tuesday - will head down the road to the minor league complex and get some swings in spring training games there. And Liam Hendriks, as scheduled, will start at Tampa against the Yankees. Cole De Vries will follow him.

``Everybody is going to be doing something, and I do mean everybody,'' Gardenhire said.


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