Pirates Add Dovydas Neverauskas and Jose Osuna to 40-Man Roster

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Pirates Add Dovydas Neverauskas and Jose Osuna to 40-Man Roster
John Dreker

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Saturday afternoon that they have added pitcher Dovydas Neverauskas and 1B/OF Jose Osuna to the 40-man roster. Both players would have been eligible for minor league free agency later this month if they weren't added to the roster.

Neverauskas made a huge jump late in 2015 after being sent to the bullpen. The 23-year-old from Lithuania, who was signed as an international free agent in 2009 for $60,000, appeared as though he stalled at Low-A before last July. As a starter from 2012 until early 2015, he showed signs of being a potential prospect, but his stuff played up much better in shorter outings.

Neverauskas had hit 95 MPH in the past as a starter and this Spring Training we had him sittin...

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John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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