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

Longtime Twins consultant set to become baseball's new CFO

Bob Starkey will be named Thursday to incoming Commissioner Rob Manfred’s executive committee.

Updated: December 04, 2014, - 12:35 AM

Torii Hunter agrees on one-year deal to return to Twins

Outfielder agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal over offers from other teams.

Updated: December 03, 2014, - 10:59 AM

Twins fill out coaching staff with Orioles' Davis

The finishing touches have been placed on Paul Molitor’s first major league staff, as the Twins announced Monday the hiring...

Updated: December 01, 2014, - 10:57 PM

Sources: Twins hire Neil Allen as pitching coach

Allen has helped shepherd the pitchers who form the nucleus of one of the American League’s best pitching staffs to Tampa Bay.

Updated: November 24, 2014, - 07:14 AM

Torii Hunter pondering a return to Twins

Many still seek his services at age 39, including his original team, which needs a boost to its outfield.

Updated: November 21, 2014, - 09:22 AM

Source: Guardado will be Twins' bullpen coach

Eddie Guardado is set to be named the new bullpen coach, according to a source with knowledge of the Twins search.

Updated: November 20, 2014, - 06:46 AM

Carl Willis, Neil Allen said to be Twins pitching coach finalists

Two are finalists to lead pitching staff: Rays’ Neil Allen and ex-Twin Carl Willis.

Updated: November 20, 2014, - 06:46 AM

Twins reportedly interested in pitcher Justin Masterson

The Twins have asked for, and received, righthander Justin Masterson’s medical records. Masterson spent some time on the disabled list this season because of right knee inflammation.

Updated: November 18, 2014, - 06:39 AM

Next up for Molitor: Assembling a coaching staff

The staff’s biggest need will be hiring pitching and bench coaches.

Updated: November 05, 2014, - 12:19 AM

Twins' choice of Molitor thrills Selig

While watching Paul Molitor become a star and a Brewers legend, it became clear to outgoing commissioner Bud Selig that Molitor would one day lead a team.

Updated: November 04, 2014, - 05:46 AM

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