La Velle E. Neal III | Star Tribune
Reporter | Minnesota Twins

La Velle E. Neal III is a baseball writer for the Star Tribune. He has over 20 years of experience covering the Minnesota Twins on and off the field. La Velle has helped out with basketball, football and college football coverage between baseball seasons.

A native of Chicago, La Velle has covered the Minnesota Twins since 1998. He also covered the Kansas City Royals for the Kansas City Star from 1995 through 1997. A graduate of the University of Illinois - Chicago, La Velle is a former president of the Baseball Writers Association of America.


Former manager Paul Molitor still pondering staying with Twins

Joe Mauer's news conference brought three former skippers and two ex-general managers back to Target Field.


'He's the man': Mauer's ex-teammates remember a role model

Joe Mauer made history by becoming the only catcher in major league history to win three batting titles.


Who is available in free agency to help Twins?

Free agency will be used to supplement the core roster, Derek Falvey said.


Under construction: Twins fire five coaches, Baldelli seeks new look

Rocco Baldelli, at his introductory news conference, spoke of the importance of having coaches from different backgrounds -- and this was the first step.


Names to consider for Twins manager

Derek Falvey and Thad Levine likely will end up with a surprise choice as the next Twins manager. In the past two years, they have added virtual unknowns to the team's coaching staff.


Twins' Baldelli rolling up his sleeves as he dives into first managerial role

After winning the news conference on Thursday, it's time for Rocco Baldelli to see what he can do for a Twins team with lots of issues.


Baldelli set to be next Twins manager

Bench coach Derek Shelton is out of contention to replace the fired Paul Molitor. An announcement on a new manager could come today.


Baldelli has second interview for Twins manager's job

The former Tampa Bay outfielder has been in the Rays organization as a coach and coordinator since retiring as a player in 2010.


Hensley Meulens interviewing for Twins' manager job today

The San Francisco bench coach has been with the Giants for nine years and was promoted to bench coach in 2018.


Sano, Twins to keep in touch during offseason as he tries to get in shape

The team plans to touch base with the third baseman every 7-10 days.