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

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.


Pitching appears to top Twins' priority list as free agency opens

Entering their second year in charge, Twins' baseball executives have made sweeping changes to every area of the organization — except to improve the roster.


Twins lose Rosario, Palka to waiver claims

The Twins lost a pair of players who had been highly regarded in recent years.


Twins expect Sano will be 'full go' for 2018 opener after surgery

After waiting a month following the Twins' final game, general manager Thad Levine said Miguel Sano's left shin had not improved much.


Twins pitchers and catchers report to spring training Feb. 13

One day after the World Series ended, the Twins are thinking about next year.Pitchers and catchers report to Fort Myers, Fla., on Feb. 13, with…


Gardenhire lures Twins' bench coach Joe Vavra to Detroit

Just when the Twins thought their coaching staff for 2018 was in place, along comes Ron Gardenhire.


Twins name Garvin Alston pitching coach

Alston, 45, was the pitching rehab coordinator for the San Diego Padres last season and was Arizona's bullpen coach in 2016.


Dozier is Twins' MVP again, Santana named top pitcher

Second baseman Brian Dozier also was a repeat winner of the Bob Allison Award for determination and leadership on and off the field.


Ex-Cubs pitching coach Bosio could join friend Molitor with Twins

The former Cubs pitching coach was teammates with Paul Molitor.


Twins buy out Perkins' 2018 option, making him a free agent

If the Twins don't invite Glen Perkins to training camp, he'll need to decide whether to try hooking on with another team after spending his 14-year career with one organization.


Twins looking at Willis, Hickey for pitching coach position

The former Twins pitcher and ex-Rays coach Jim Hickey are among the top choices to take over Neil Allen's job.