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.

Doumit returns to lineup as Twins take on the White Sox

Posted by: La Velle E. Neal III Updated: August 16, 2013 - 6:17 PM

 The Twins have activated Ryan Doumit from the concussion DL and he's in tonight's starting lineup. Chris Colabello has been optioned to Class AAA Rochester to make room for him.

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Twins manager Ron Gardenhire was looking for a way to get Wilkin Ramirez in the lineup and got one when Oswaldo Arcia told trainers his wrist was a little sore. The Twins are facing a left-handed starter in each of the final three games of the series, so Arcia could sit for a couple days to get his wrist right.

Gardy wished he could have kept Chris Colabello, but he feels he needs three catchers for the next stretch of games. He likes Colabello and thinks he could stick in the majors. And he hopes to get him back up to the majors in the couple of weeks when rosters can be expanded.

With Charlie Manuel being fired on Friday. Gardy was asked if it made him think about his situation: ``
``It doesn't affect me at all,'' Gardenhire said. ``I've got mine and he's got his. We'll deal with that at the end of the year. Just like I've talked with the Pohlads and I've talked with (GM) Terry (Ryan) and everything will be talked about at the end of the year. It's the right thing for this organization, for myself, and for Terry.''

White Sox (46-74)

1. Alejandro De Aza, LF
2. Jeff Keppinger, 2B
3. Alexei Ramirez, SS
4. Adam Dunn, 1B
5. Paul Konerko, DH
6. Avisail Garcia, RF
7. Conor Gilliaspie, 3B
8. Dayan Viciedo, Lf
9. Josh Phegley, C

Pitching: Jose Quintana, LHP

Twins (54-65)

1. Brian Dozier, 2B
2. Joe Mauer, C
3. Justin Morneau, 1B
4. Josh Willingham, LF
5. Ryan Doumit, DH
6. Trevor Plouffe, 3B
7. Wilkin Ramirez, RF
8. Clete Thomas, CF
9. Doug Bernier, SS

Pitching: Kevin Correia, RHP



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