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 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

With Molitor coming aboard, who will fill Twins' other holes?

Despite obvious needs throughout the pitching staff and a hole in left field, the Twins are expected to be limited in how much they will spend this offseason.

Updated: November 03, 2014, - 07:23 AM

Twins might be calling Renteria for manager position

Rick Renteria, who was fired by the Cubs on Friday, could land on the Twins’ radar for a new manager, according to a source with knowledge of the Twins’ search.

Updated: November 01, 2014, - 07:32 AM

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

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