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

La Velle E. Neal III is a baseball writer for the Star Tribune. He has over 20 years of experience covering the Minnesota Twins on and off the field. La Velle has helped out with basketball, football and college football coverage between baseball seasons.

A native of Chicago, La Velle has covered the Minnesota Twins since 1998. He also covered the Kansas City Royals for the Kansas City Star from 1995 through 1997. A graduate of the University of Illinois - Chicago, La Velle is a former president of the Baseball Writers Association of America.


'That's what he does': Rosario's pinch hit, 3-run homer lifts Twins over A's

The Twins, after Eddie Rosario's pinch-hit blast and solo homers by Mitch Garver and C.J. Cron in the eighth inning, beat the Oakland Athletics 6-3 to end their first three-game losing streak of the season.


Twins designate Magill for assignment, recall Stewart

Matt Magill has made 28 appearances for the Twins this season, posting a 4.45 ERA. But This move by the Twins removes Magill from the 40-man roster, exposing him to waivers.


Twins won't hesitate to ride Pineda, if he keeps pitching well

Michael Pineda has a 2.83 ERA over his past five starts, leaving any lingering elbow concerns behind after he missed a season because of Tommy John surgery.


Health an issue as Twins prepare for big nine-game homestand

The Twins are hoping to have their three sidelined starters back for the games against both New York teams and the Oakland A's.


After rallying, Twins hopes for sweep crushed by one bad pitch

The Twins tied Sunday's game with a three-run rally before Trevor May threw two fastballs in the upper 90s past Carlos Santana -- and then hung a curve ball.


Cautious Twins keep Buxton on bench after face-plant catch

Rocco Baldelli did not use the word "concussion" in describing Byron Buxton's condition, but the Twins figure to be careful with the health of their center fielder.


Sunday's Twins-Cleveland game recap

A quick look at Sunday's game.


Kepler's home run binge vs. Bauer continues, Twins top Cleveland

Max Kepler hit two more home runs off Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer, giving him five for the season, and the Twins won again.


Rosario not yet ready to return to Twins lineup

Eddie Rosario, out since June 26, hoped to return this weekend in Cleveland but could remain on the injured list until next week.


Reviewed play at first helps Twins rally to beat Indians to start second half

After the Twins won a challenged play at first base in the seventh inning, Jorge Polanco took advantage of the extended inning and ripped a two-run double to spark the comeback.