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.

Press conferences before the Twins face White Sox

Posted by: La Velle E. Neal III Updated: July 24, 2014 - 3:52 PM

Good afternoon! A few things going on right now....

We're scheduled to speak with Twins GM Terry Ryan about the Kendrys Morales trade made earlier today.

Stephen Pryor, the righthander the Twins received for Morales, was nasty before having surgery to repair his right latissimus dorsi muscle, hitting 100 miles an hour with his fastball. He was 2-1, 4.65 at Class AAA Tacoma and now heads to Rochester.

It's interesting to see Jorge Polanco  back,

We're also scheduled to meet with Twins president Dave St. Peter to talk about their reaction to Chuck Knoblauch's domestic troubles.

Will check back with lineups and updates soon!

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