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 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

Baseball Insider: A's in prime position to recover from tailspin

Well, you’ve got to hand it to the Oakland Athletics for finding different ways to remain in the spotlight.From the...

Updated: September 30, 2014, - 06:43 AM

Twins notes: Hughes finishes up record year

His 11.63 strikeouts per walk set a major league record, and he’s the only pitcher in the modern era to pitch over 200 innings and walk 16 or fewer batters.

Updated: September 25, 2014, - 12:06 AM

Twins wrap up home season; Gardenhire wants to return

Before the Twins’ final home game of the season, a 2-1 victory over Arizona, manager Ron Gardenhire spoke of his wishes to return in 2015.

Updated: September 24, 2014, - 11:49 PM

Neal: Needed changes should start with adding an ace

Acquiring a stopper would build depth by pushing rest of the talent down.

Updated: September 24, 2014, - 07:08 AM

Twins notes: Burton unhappy with his play

Jared Burton is 3-5 with a 4.50 ERA in 66 games with the Twins this season.

Updated: September 21, 2014, - 11:08 PM

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