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

Twins talked to Joe Maddon about manager job, sources say

The Twins reached out to the Joe Maddon camp after he became a free agent manager Friday, according to two sources with knowledge of the Twins’ search.

Updated: October 30, 2014, - 06:13 AM

Fractured finger ends Buxton's trying season

The Twins' top prospect has a broken finger, ending any hopes of Byron Buxton playing anymore until spring.

Updated: October 29, 2014, - 06:13 PM

Decision this week? Pohlad now involved in manager search

The owner’s involvement seems to indicate that the Twins are close to naming a new manager.

Updated: October 28, 2014, - 12:29 PM

Dislocated middle finger is prospect Buxton's latest setback

Byron Buxton’s injury-plagued year continues.The Twins’ top pick in the 2011 draft dislocated his left middle finger Monday while diving...

Updated: October 28, 2014, - 07:21 AM

Maddon suddenly an appealing option for Twins manager

The longtime Tampa Bay manager left his job and is interested in talking to the Twins about their vacancy.

Updated: October 25, 2014, - 07:22 AM

Ryan says Twins manager search could expand; reliever Burton gone

Twins GM Terry Ryan maintained Wednesday that his search is ongoing and he’s not close to naming a replacement for Ron Gardenhire.

Updated: October 23, 2014, - 09:39 AM

Molitor has third meeting with Twins

Paul Molitor met the with the Twins on Tuesday morning to discuss their vacant managerial opening, according to a person with knowledge of the search, but indications are that he was not offered the job.

Updated: October 22, 2014, - 07:13 AM

Molitor has third meeting with Twins

Paul Molitor met the with the Twins on Tuesday morning to discuss their vacant managerial opening, according to a person...

Updated: October 22, 2014, - 12:08 AM

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

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