Dovydas Neverauskas

Position: RHP
Born: 01/14/93
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 215
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Signed as an international free agent (Lithuania) June 20, 2010 (PIT).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
2016 Season Stats: Combined to go 4-3 with a 3.10 ERA in 47 games between Altoona (Double-A) and Indianapolis (Triple-A), collecting five saves and striking out 56 while walking 22 and allowing 48 hits in 58 innings, limiting opposing hitters to a .229 average. In five games at Indianapolis in 2017, he'd notched one save and had a 0.00 ERA, allowing three unearned runs on four hits over 8 1/3 innings, walking three while striking out seven.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Indianapolis April 24 when OF Adam Frazier went on the 10-day DL.
MLB Debut Date: 04/24/17

Debut Details
April 24, in a 14-3 loss to the Cubs. The last of four pitchers, he allowed one run on two hits in two innings, striking out one without walking a batter. Of 25 pitches thrown, 15 were for strikes. Coming on to start the eighth in relief of left-handed reliever Antonio Bastardo, he gave up a leadoff double to right field to Albert Almora and Kris Bryant followed with a single to center. Anthony Rizzo then grounded into a 4-6-3 double play, allowing Almora to score, before Justin Grimm struck out swinging. In the ninth inning, Addison Russell and Matt Szczur both flew out to center and Miguel Montero flew out to left.

Player Notes
The first-ever Lithuanian-born player in the majors, Neverauskas was signed at 16 years old out of MLB's European Academy, but had been playing in his home country for a while under the aegis of his dad, Virmidas, who played for the initial Lithuanian baseball clubs in the 1980s and went on to become a top youth and international baseball coach there. Neverauskas throws a fastball in the high 90s, a slider and a cutter, andhe appeared in the 2016 MLB Futures Game as, obviously, the first Lithuanian to appear in that contest. In 2015, he combined between the Pirates' two West Virginia clubs (Short-Season and Class A) and Bradenton (High A) to go 2-2 with a 3.16 ERA in 31 games, striking out 49 and walking 27 while allowing 58 hits in 68 1/3 innings to limit batters to a combined .227 batting average against.