Dovydas Neverauskas

31-Year-Old PitcherP
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$Signed a one-year, $572,000 contract with the Pirates in March of 2020. Released by the Pirates in November of 2020.
Moving on to Japan
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November 16, 2020
Neverauskas signed a one-year, $875,000 contract Monday with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp of Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball, Yahoo Sports Japan reports.
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After being dropped from the Pirates' 40-man roster earlier this month, Neverauskas likely would have had to settle for a minor-league deal this winter had he opted to continue his career in North America. Instead, he'll head overseas for a guaranteed deal in Japan, though he could revisit a return to MLB in 2021. Over parts of four seasons with the Pirates spanning 76 relief appearances, Neverauskas logged a 6.81 ERA and 1.59 WHIP.
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On the heels of a decent 2017 campaign, Neverauskas struggled mightily in 2018 -- at least he did in the majors. He landed an Opening Day roster spot despite a rough spring, but he spent much of the season shuttling between Triple-A Indianapolis and the majors. The results? With Pittsburgh, the Lithuanian scuffled to the tune of an 8.00 ERA and 1.48 WHIP. However, at Triple-A, he shined with a 2.53 ERA and 1.32 WHIP. He even produced his best strikeout rate with Indianapolis (11.3 K/9), though it was offset by a brutal 5.9 BB/9. Neverauskas figures to play a similar role for the Pirates in 2019, riding the shuttle and providing middle relief help in Pittsburgh as needed.
Neverauskas became the first Lithuanian to play in the major leagues when the Pirates called him up in April, and he proceeded to throw 25.1 fairly effective innings across five separate stints with the team. He posted a 3.91 ERA, though his FIP was over a run higher at 4.93, suggesting that he got a bit lucky. Neverauskas ran a roughly average walk rate (7.6 percent) and groundball rate (42.9 percent), though his rather low strikeout rate (16.2 percent) will limit his ceiling as a reliever. Still, he looks to be a major-league quality pitcher and should find himself pitching lower-leverage innings for the Pirates again this season. His fantasy value will be limited in most formats.
When the Pirates promoted Neverauskas, 24, from Triple-A to join the big-league bullpen in late April, he made history as the first Lithuania-born player to play in the majors (there have been others who ethnically identify as Lithuanian, but were not born there). He looks like he has the stuff to become known for more than just his birthplace, as he sat at 97 mph with his fastball and touched 98 in his debut. Neverauskas also throws a hard slider that sits in the 90-91 mph range. His minor-league strikeout rates are not very impressive, save for a 28-inning run at Double-A in 2016 where he missed bats at a 30.5 percent clip. This points to a low-leverage role for the foreseeable future, but he has the velocity to earn a more prominent role if he can limit walks and miss more bats with his breaking ball.
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Cut by Pittsburgh
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November 7, 2020
Neverauskas was released by the Pirates on Tuesday.
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Designated for assignment
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November 1, 2020
Neverauskas was designated for assignment by the Pirates on Sunday.
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Sent down to Triple-A
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July 6, 2019
Neverauskas was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday.
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Back in bigs
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June 27, 2019
Neverauskas was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on Thursday.
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Optioned down
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June 15, 2019
Neverauskas was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday.
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