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

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

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

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