La Velle Neal

Reporter | Minnesota Twins
Phone: 612.674.4888
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.

Recent content from La Velle Neal

Baseball's winter meetings were really the wild, wild West

Late-night wheeling and dealing - and a last-minute get by the Twins - highlighted one of the most active gatherings in recent memory.

Updated: December 13, 2014, - 10:36 AM

Twins agree to four-year deal with righthander Santana

He went 14-10 with a 3.95 ERA for the Braves — and rejected another qualifying offer. Santana’s deal averages $13.5 million a season.

Updated: December 12, 2014, - 06:36 AM

Molitor won't commit to Twins batting order until spring

Whatever the new Twins manager settles on, he’s getting a Twins offense that finished fifth in the American League in runs scored and second in doubles last season.

Updated: December 11, 2014, - 06:41 AM

White Sox add talent, look to keep Twins in division basement

The White Sox have been busy securing talent to chase down the Royals and Tigers.

Updated: December 10, 2014, - 09:45 AM

Winter Confidential: Free agent pitchers keep eluding Twins

Who will be left for the Twins?

Updated: December 09, 2014, - 11:09 PM

Molitor learns ropes of winter meetings

Twins General Manager Terry Ryan, who spent Monday meeting with agents and teams, said the winter meetings should be beneficial to a first-timer such as Molitor.

Updated: December 09, 2014, - 07:38 AM

Oliva misses Hall of Fame by one vote on 'disappointing day'

The Twins great didn’t hide disappointment after falling one vote short of Hall of Fame induction.

Updated: December 09, 2014, - 06:50 AM

Twins have interest in bringing back Liriano

Two sources with knowledge of the Twins’ offseason plans have confirmed that the club continues to be interested in lefthander Francisco Liriano, who was traded away in 2010 when he underperformed but has since stabilized his career with Pittsburgh.

Updated: December 09, 2014, - 01:02 AM

As always, Twins looking for pitchers at winter meetings

Team officials head to the winter meetings hoping to land a starting pitcher.

Updated: December 06, 2014, - 11:54 PM

Hunter returns to Twins hoping to show he has plenty left

At 39-years-old, Torii Hunter is back where he started, confident Father Time hasn’t got him yet.

Updated: December 04, 2014, - 07:12 AM

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