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

Molitor will meet with Twins' Ryan again on Tuesday

It will mark the third time that a Twins-Molitor meeting has been known to have taken place since the club fired Ron Gardenhire. Ryan and Molitor spoke that day, then met again two days later.

Updated: October 21, 2014, - 08:11 AM

McEwing becomes latest to interview for Twins' manager job

White Sox coach Joe McEwing, who also interviewed for vacancies in Arizona and Texas this week, is the seventh known candidate to replace Ron Gardenhire as Twins manager.

Updated: October 11, 2014, - 12:24 AM

Cleveland coach Sandy Alomar Jr. to interview for Twins job

Sandy Alomar, Jr. has been on the Indians’ coaching staff for six years, serving as the bench coach for the past two seasons.

Updated: October 10, 2014, - 06:01 AM

Add another name to Twins managerial candidates

Boston bench coach Torey Lovullo reportedly becomes latest candidate to replace Ron Gardenhire as manager.

Updated: October 08, 2014, - 12:03 AM

Manager candidates now include Oakland's Hale, Boston's Lovullo

The Twins will interview Oakland bench coach Chip Hale, a former Twins infielder, and have received permission to talk to Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo.

Updated: October 07, 2014, - 12:20 PM

Twins aim to talk to Orioles' Russell about manager job

The Orioles expect bench coach John Russell to interview with the Twins for their vacant managerial position once Baltimore’s postseason run is over.

Updated: October 06, 2014, - 09:29 AM

Mientkiewicz interviews for Twins managing job

Doug Mientkiewicz, 40, just completed his second year as manager at Class A Fort Myers, leading the Twins affiliate to the Florida State League title.

Updated: October 03, 2014, - 09:05 AM

Molitor to meet with Twins officials about managing job today

Paul Molitor has never managed in the majors or minors but has extensive experience. It will be the second time he has met with Twins officials about the managing job.

Updated: October 01, 2014, - 07:10 AM

March 24, 2013: Sano getting Hall of Fame help from Molitor

As the Twins groom Miguel Sano in the finer points of being a third baseman, they have enlisted the help of someone who knows a bit about that role – Paul Molitor.

Updated: September 30, 2014, - 06:49 PM

Twins coaches face reality of having to move on

Terry Steinbach and Paul Molitor could be on a short list of manager candidates.

Updated: September 30, 2014, - 07:27 AM

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