Frederick Baseball Club Inks Two Former MLBers: Dovydas Neverauskas, Jimmy Paredes

While the new Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) club in Frederick, Maryland, awaits its official team name, the organization signed two more players to its 2023 roster.

Today, the team has inked right-handed pitcher Dovydas Neverauskas and versatile slugger Jimmy Paredes, both of whom have Major League experience, per its Twitter account.

Ex-MLBers Dovydas Neverauskas and Jimmy Paredes sign with Atlantic League’s Frederick club.

Neverauskas has spent part of four seasons (2017-2020) in the Major Leagues with the Pirates and one campaign (2021) in Japan. 

Neverauskas will help anchor the backend of Frederick’s bullpen with his ability to throw a mid-to-upper 90s heater, with swing-and-miss off speed stuff.

“Dovydas is hungry to get back to MLB after his time playing overseas and will be one of the most electric bullpen arms in the Atlantic League to start the season,” manager Mark Minicozzi said in a press release.

Jimmy Paredes joins Fredirick team.

Paredes has spent part of six seasons (2011-2016) in MLB with Houston Astros, Kansas City Royals, Baltimore Orioles, Philadelphia Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays. He also owns ample playing time overseas in Japan, Korea and Mexico.

He made his MLB Debut at the age of 22 on August 1, 2011, against the New York Mets. During the 2015 season with the Orioles, he logged a MLB career-high 104 MLB games.

Paredes hit .283 with 18 homeruns and 68 RBI in 428 at-bats in 106 contests last season for the Wild Health Genomes of the Atlantic League.

“Jimmy is a natural leader and a fan favorite everywhere he plays,” Minicozzi said. “He is one of the most feared hitters in the Atlantic League and we are thrilled to add Jimmy to the middle of our lineup.”-

– Jerry Del Priore

Photos: Atlantic League Professional of Baseball’s Fredirick


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