La Velle E. Neal III | Star Tribune
Reporter | Minnesota Twins

La Velle E. Neal III has covered Major League Baseball for the Star Tribune since 1998 (the post-Knoblauch era). Born and raised in Chicago, 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 Dan Barreiro during the season.


Twins reliever Perkins retires after 12 major league seasons

The three-time All-Star ends his career with 120 saves.


End of the road? Several Vikings veterans mulling retirement

Thirtysomethings Newman, Berger, Robison to weigh pros and cons of return.


Twins, Gibson appear headed to arbitration over $355,000 dispute

Unable to reach an agreement on a contract for this season, Kyle Gibson and the Twins are headed to arbitration sometime next month.


Johan Santana elected to Minnesota Twins' Hall of Fame

Santana won two Cy Young Awards with the Twins and was named three times to the American League All-Star team.


Jim Kaat will join Twins as special assistant

The 79-year-old broadcaster pitched 25 seasons in the major leagues, including 15 with the Twins organization.


Justin Morneau officially retires, joins Twins as special assistant

"I was fortunate to live my dream every day," said Justin Morneau, 36, the former Twins first baseman who was the American League MVP in 2006.


Twins agree to terms with veteran lefthander Duke

The reliever had Tommy John surgery in October 2016 but returned to the major leagues last July.


Twins have interest in Napoli for hitting, clubhouse presence

The Twins have contacted Mike Napoli's agent about a contract for 2018, in hopes of reaching a deal that the veteran turned down last year when he went to Texas.


Twins are still part of the Yu Darvish sweepstakes

It could be another month before free-agent pitcher makes a decision.


Twins take Tyler Kinley in Rule 5 Draft, lose Burdi and Bard

With the third overall pick, the Phillies selected righthander Nick Burdi, the Twins' 46th overall pick in 2014.