Frederick adds pair of Major League veterans
Frederick, MD – February 21, 2023 – The new soon-to-be-named Frederick Atlantic League Professional Baseball (ALPB) Club is excited to announce the signings of right-handed pitcher, Dovydas Neverauskas and versatile slugger, Jimmy Paredes. Both players have spent time in the major leagues and bring MLB level talent and experience to the Inaugural Frederick lineup.
Neverauskas has spent part of four seasons (2017-2020) in the Major Leagues with the Pirates and one season (2021) in Japan. He appeared in 20+ games in the 2017 and 2018 season while with the Pirates. He made his MLB debut with the Pirates at the age of 24 on April 17, 2017, against the Chicago Cubs. Neverauskas will help anchor the backend of Frederick’s bullpen with his ability to throw mid to upper 90’s with swing and miss off speed.
“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,” said Manager, Mark Minicozzi.
Paredes, the former Baltimore Oriole has spent part of six years (2011-2016) in MLB with Houston Astros, Kansas City Royals, Orioles, Philadelphia Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays. He has also played abroad 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 2025 season with the Orioles, he logged a MLB career high 104 MLB games.
Paredes hit .283 with 18 HRs and 68 RBIs last season for the Wild Health Genomes of the Atlantic League. He is no stranger to the Atlantic League having previous played for the Lancaster Barnstormers, Somerset Patriots, Charleston Dirty Birds and the Genomes and logging over 200 career games in the Atlantic League.
“Jimmy is a natural leader and a fan favorite everywhere he plays. 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,” said Minicozzi.
Season tickets for the 2023 season are now on sale. For more information or to shop the Frederick Club team store visit https://frederickatlanticleague.com.
About Attain Sports and Entertainment
Based in McLean, Va., Attain Sports and Entertainment owns and manages the Baltimore Orioles Double-A affiliate Bowie (MD) Baysox, the MLB Draft League Frederick (MD) Keys, and a yet to be named Atlantic League baseball team based in Frederick, Maryland. The company was formed in 2021 to present sports as affordable family-friendly entertainment with a commitment to community engagement, customer service, innovation, and the professional growth and development of its employees. For more information, visit www.attainse.com.
About the Frederick Atlantic League Team
The yet to be named Frederick Baseball Team is a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. With its inaugural season in 2023, the team plays its home games at Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium in Frederick, Maryland. The club will open its 2023 season on the road against the Gastonia Honey Hunters on Friday, April 28. The home opener at Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium will be on Tuesday, May 2 against the Lexington Legends. Season and group tickets are now available for the 2023 season. For more information, please call 301.815.9900 or visit us online at www.frederickatlanticleague.com
About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
Celebrating its 25th Anniversary season in 2023, the Atlantic League is Major League Baseball’s first Professional Partner League, a player gateway to the major leagues, and a leader in baseball innovation. ALPB has sent over 1,200 players to MLB organizations while drawing more than 45 million fans to its family-friendly ballparks throughout its 25-year history. Please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com.
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