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.

REPORT: Colabello returns. Plouffe to DL?

Posted by: La Velle E. Neal III Updated: May 30, 2013 - 2:06 PM

Jim Mandelaro of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle has tweeted that Chris Colabello is headed back to the Twin Cities as a precaution against Trevor Plouffe landing on the disabled list.

Plouffe was activated from the 7-day concussion DL yesterday but strained a calf muscle during pre-game work and was scratched from the starting lineup against Milwaukee.

Too bad for the Twins, who have had their share of injuries lately. But another chance for Colabello, who was 1-for-11 in his first stint with the Twins before being sent down yesterday.


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