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.

Twins weather update

Posted by: La Velle E. Neal III Updated: April 11, 2013 - 5:53 PM

As of now, the Twins intend to play their game against the Mets on Friday, as Vance Worley is set to take the ball against Jonathan Niese.

Shovel crews are at Target Field and ready to clear any snow that that falls overnight and into Friday. The forecast calls for a total of 4-8 inches by the time this two-day mess is over with. Game time temps could be near freezing.

What timing for an interleague series. These games have to be played or it creates a mess to try to reschedule. Saturday's game is scheduled for 3:10. You wonder if the Twins will just punt on Friday's game and try to play two on Saturday, when the forecast is for a balmy 39 degrees.

Keep checking back to startribune.com for baseball weather updates.

Meanwhile, if you haven't done so, check in with your Picks to Click for 2013. All the cool kids are doing it.

Righthander Kyle Gibson is on the mound tonight for Class AAA Rochester as the Red Wings take on Pawtucket. David Ortiz is set to begin a rehab assignment with the Paw Sox. Owaldo Arcia and Chris Colabello have been on fire for the Red Wings. You can keep up with the game here.

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