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Felipe Vazquez Bio – Felipe Vazquez Wiki

Felipe Vazquez born Felipe Javier Rivero is a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Washington Nationals. He was an All-Star in 2018 and 2019.

Vazquez signed with the Tampa Bay Rays as an international free agent on July 30, 2008. He represented the Rays at the 2012 All-Star Futures Game. He was added to the Rays’ 40-man roster on November 20, 2012.

On February 13, 2014, Vázquez was traded to the Washington Nationals, along with José Lobatón and Drew Vettleson, in exchange for Nate Karns. After the 2014 regular season, the Nationals assigned Vázquez to the Mesa Solar Sox of the Arizona Fall League. The Nationals transitioned Vázquez into a relief pitcher during spring training in 2015. Vázquez opened the 2015 season with the Syracuse Chiefs of the Class AAA International League.

On April 17, 2015, Vázquez made his major league debut by coming in to pitch the top of the ninth inning in a 7–2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. On July 30, 2016, the Nationals traded Vázquez, along with Taylor Hearn, to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Mark Melancon.

Felipe Vazquez Age

He was born on July 5, 1991 in San Felipe, Yaracuy, Venezuela. He is 29 years old.

Felipe Vazquez Contract

In January 2018, Vazquez signed a four-year contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates worth $22 million, with club options for another two years that could increase his compensation to $41 million.

Felipe Vazquez Salary

Felipe Vazquez’s salary is estimated to be $4 million (2019). He is to earn $5.25 million in 2020 and $7.25 million in 2021.

Felipe Vazquez Net Worth

Vazquez has estimated career earnings of $10,002,130 from 2015 – 2019.

Felipe Vazquez Height

He stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m).

Felipe Vazquez Nationality

He is of Venezuelan nationality.

Felipe Vazquez Family

Felipe Vazquez is the son of Felipe Santiago Rivero (father) and Omaira Blanco de Rivero (mother). He has an older sister, Prescilla Vazquez.

Felipe Vazquez Sister

Felipe Vazquez has an older sister named Prescilla Vazquez. In 2018, he changed his last name from Rivero to Vázquez to match the surname of his sister, citing that she had been a big part of his career.

Felipe Vazquez Arrest

Felipe Vazquez was arrested on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 on charges of computer p**nography, solicitation of a child and providing obscene material to minors.

Vazquez was taken into custody in the Allegheny County Jail on Tuesday morning, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, on a felony warrant out of Lee County in Florida, MLB reports.

Vázquez was arraigned on Tuesday afternoon and denied bond. He is facing four additional charges in Pennsylvania’s Westmoreland County, according to court records: statutory sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor, corruption of minors and indecent assault of a person less than 16 years old.

The investigation into Vázquez began in August, according to the FDLE, after agents obtained information that Vázquez had a reported sexual relationship with a 13-year-old female victim. The victim, now 15 years old, continued to have a relationship with Vázquez via text messaging after moving to Fort Myers, Fla., according to law enforcement officials. According to court records, the victim’s mother discovered text messages, photographs and video sent by Vázquez.

FDLE agents and Pennsylvania State Police served a search warrant on Tuesday at Vázquez’s apartment in Pittsburgh and seized several electronic devices to examine as part of the investigation, according to police. Additional charges are dependent upon completion of forensic exams.

Vázquez, who resides in the offseason in St. Cloud, Fla., will be extradited to Lee County. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, his extradition hearing has been scheduled for Sept. 25 at the Allegheny County Courthouse.

The Commissioner’s Office placed Vazquez on administrative leave, and the Pirates placed him on the restricted list.

“Today, we were made aware of an active law enforcement investigation involving Felipe Vázquez and his subsequent arrest,” Pirates president Frank Coonelly said in a statement. “We take this matter, and these charges in particular, extremely seriously. We have informed the Commissioner’s Office of the investigation and arrest. The Commissioner’s Office will immediately place Felipe Vázquez on administrative leave [and, as a result, restricted list] pursuant to the Joint MLB/MLBPA Policy.

“We need to be respectful to all involved and the ongoing legal proceeding. As a result, the organization, our staff and players cannot comment any further at this time.”

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