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November 20, 2019 02:28 PM
Pirates' Felipe Vazquez: Facing 21 new charges
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Florida prosecutors filed 21 new charges against Vazquez on Tuesday, the Renatta Signorini and Rich Cholodofsky of Pittsburgh Tribune-Review report.

Police seized an iPhone and a MacBook Pro they say belonged to Vazquez, and a search of those devices led to the additional charges; 10 counts of child pornography, 10 counts of unlawful contact with a minor and a single charge of corruption of minors. Vazquez was originally arrested in September for engaging in sexual activity with a minor and was subsequently placed on the restricted list by MLB. He is being held without bail.

September 17, 2019 05:40 PM
Pirates' Felipe Vazquez: Placed on restricted list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Commissioner's Office will immediately place Vazquez on the restricted list following his arrest Tuesday, Kyle Glaser of Baseball America reports.

Vazquez has been charged in Lee County, Florida with one count of computer pornography, solicitation of a child and one count of providing obscene material to minors. Four additional charges have also been filed against Vazquez, Jeff Passan of reports. Pirates president Frank Coonelly released a statement saying, "Today we were made aware of an active law enforcement investigation involving Felipe Vazquez and his subsequent arrest. 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 Vazquez 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."

September 17, 2019 01:48 PM
Pirates' Felipe Vazquez: Arrested, charged in Florida
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Vazquez has been arrested and charged in Lee County, Florida with one count of computer pornography, solicitation of a child and one count of providing obscene material to minors, Jeff Passan of reports.

The Pirates have yet to issue a statement on the matter. The Commissioner's Office will likely launch its own investigation in tandem with local police. According to Passan, Vazquez is being put on administrative leave by Major League Baseball.

September 13, 2019 02:24 PM
Pirates' Felipe Vazquez: Not available Friday
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Vazquez won't be available to pitch Friday against the Cubs, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Vazquez pitched the last two days and three of the last four days, so manager Clint Hurdle will look elsewhere should a save opportunity arise Friday. Keone Kela and Richard Rodriguez are also said to be unavailable, leaving the Pirates without most of their typical higher-leverage options out of the bullpen.

September 13, 2019 12:36 PM
Pirates' Felipe Vazquez: Bags 28th save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vazquez picked up the save Thursday after allowing a hit and a walk while striking out two over a scoreless ninth inning against the Giants.

Vazquez issued a leadoff walk and then surrendered a single, but he managed to retire the final three batters to lock down the victory. He's now turned in four straight scoreless outings, registering four saves over that stretch.

September 12, 2019 11:32 PM
Pirates' Felipe Vazquez: Posts 27th save
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Vazquez picked up the save Wednesday against the Giants after firing a perfect ninth inning that included one strikeout.

With the Pirates leading 6-3 in the ninth, Vazquez needed just six pitches to finish things off, punching out Jaylin Davis for the final out of the game. The southpaw now has 27 saves for Pittsburgh this season, along with a 3.14 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 88:12 K:BB.

September 10, 2019 01:56 AM
Pirates' Felipe Vazquez: Bags 26th save
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Vazquez picked up the save against the Giants on Monday, striking out two without allowing a baserunner in the ninth inning to close out a 6-4 victory for the Pirates.

Vazquez made quick work of the Giants, needing just 11 pitches to retire the side and pick up his 26th save of the year. He's been lights-out as the primary ninth-inning option for the Pirates this season, posting a 1.71 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 87:12 K:BB across 58 innings.

September 7, 2019 05:08 PM
Pirates' Felipe Vazquez: Posts 25th save
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Vazquez allowed two hits with no walks and struck out three in 1.1 scoreless innings to post his 25th save in a 9-4 victory over the Cardinals on Friday.

With runners on second and third and two outs in the eighth, the Pirates turned to their closer to protect a 7-4 lead, and Vazquez promptly struck out the final batter of the frame. The Pirates padded their lead to five in the bottom of the eighth, but it still counted as a save for Vazquez since he entered with just a three-run lead. He struck out two and allowed two hits in the ninth, keeping the Cardinals off the scoreboard. Vazquez owns 25 saves with a 1.74 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 85 strikeouts in 57 innings this season.

September 4, 2019 02:08 PM
Pirates' Felipe Vazquez: Blows third save
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Vazquez allowed one run on one hit with one strikeout during a blown save in the ninth inning against the Marlins on Tuesday.

The Pirates lost in the 10th after Vazquez departed. He gave up just one hit, but it was a solo homer to tie the game. This hurts because Vazquez really hasn't received many save opportunities since the All-Star break, but he is still 5-1 with 24 saves in 27 chances for the season. He also has a 1.78 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 82 strikeouts in 55.2 innings.

August 30, 2019 01:28 AM
Pirates' Felipe Vazquez: Bags 24th save
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Vazquez picked up the save against the Rockies on Thursday, striking out two without allowing a baserunner in a scoreless ninth inning to close out the Pirates' 11-8 victory.

Vazquez made quick work of the Rockies in a high-scoring contest, needing just nine pitches to retire the side and pick up his 24th save of the season in 26 opportunities. The 28-year-old is logging another solid season as the closer for Pittsburgh, with a sterling 1.68 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 79:12 K:BB across 53.2 innings.

August 28, 2019 03:16 AM
Pirates' Felipe Vazquez: Picks up fifth win
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Vazquez (5-1) captured a win while striking out two batters in 1.1 innings in a 5-4 victory against the Phillies on Tuesday.

With a runner at second base and two outs during the eighth inning, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle turned to his closer in a tied game. Vazquez recorded a strikeout to end the frame, and then the Pirates broke the tie in the top of the ninth. Vazquez finished off the night with a quiet ninth, including a strikeout of Bryce Harper to end the game. Vazquez has five wins and 23 saves with a 1.71 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 77 strikeouts in 52.2 innings this season.

August 26, 2019 02:40 AM
Pirates' Felipe Vazquez: Records 23rd save
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Vazquez allowed one run on one hit with one strikeout during a four-out save in a 9-8 victory against the Reds on Sunday.

The Pirates saw their five-run lead shrink to one in the eighth, so manager Clint Hurdle didn't hesitate to call on Vazquez for four outs. He registered the last out of the eighth inning without an issue, but it's a good thing the Pirates added an insurance run in the bottom of the frame because Vazquez yielded a solo homer to lead off the ninth. Despite the run, Vazquez posted his 23rd save of the season. He is also 4-1 with a 1.75 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 75 strikeouts in 51.1 innings this season.

August 24, 2019 10:52 AM
Pirates' Felipe Vazquez: Picks up another win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vazquez (4-1) pitched a perfect ninth inning and earned a victory in the Pirates 3-2 comeback win over the Reds on Friday.

He didn't post a strikeout, but Vazquez also didn't allow a baserunner, keeping the Pirates within a run, and they won in the bottom of the ninth with four singles. Pittsburgh hasn't won many games lately, and as a result, Vazquez has just two saves since the All-Star break, but he does have two wins in the last week. Vazquez has 22 saves, a 1.62 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 74 strikeouts in 50 innings this season.

August 21, 2019 10:52 PM
Pirates' Felipe Vazquez: Picks up win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vazquez (3-1) allowed one hit with one strikeout over 1.1 innings while recording a victory against the Nationals on Tuesday.

The Pirates called upon Vazquez with two outs and a runner aboard in the eighth to keep the deficit at one run. The Pirates finally broke through with a few runs, giving Vazquez a shot at the win. He allowed a hit to lead off the ninth, but Vazquez erased that baserunner with a double play. He has 22 saves in 24 opportunities with a 1.65 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 74 strikeouts in 49 innings this season.

August 17, 2019 05:28 PM
Pirates' Felipe Vazquez: Blows save against Cubs
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Vazquez allowed one hit and one walk while recording two outs in a blown save against the Cubs on Friday.

While this will go down as his second blown save of the season, Vazquez was put in a very tough position. The Pirates called upon their closer with one out and runners at the corners in the eighth while clinging to a one-run lead. Asking him to strand an inherited runner 90 feet from home and record five outs without allowing a single run is obviously not a typical save situation. Vazquez owns a 1.70 ERA with 22 saves, 1.03 WHIP and 73 strikeouts in 47.2 innings this season.

August 14, 2019 03:16 AM
Pirates' Felipe Vazquez: Notches 22nd save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vazquez needed only one pitch to induce a game-ending double play and earn the save against the Angels on Tuesday.

Vazquez was brought in to face Kole Calhoun with a runner on first base after the Angels plated a pair of runs in the ninth inning. Calhoun promptly swung at Vazquez's first offering, grounding into a 6-4-3 double play to end the threat. It was the first save opportunity and conversion for Vazquez since July 16 and brought his total to 22 in 23 chances this season. The 28-year-old continues to be one of the most dominant closers in baseball, compiling a 1.72 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 73:11 K:BB over 47 innings.

July 22, 2019 12:32 PM
Pirates' Felipe Vazquez: Holds Phillies scoreless Sunday
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Vazquez gave up one hit in one scoreless inning of a non-save situation against Philadelphia on Sunday. He struck out one batter.

He's thrown 35 pitches and two innings in the team's last two games, putting his availability into question for Monday. Most likely he'll be available in a limited capacity, with a 15-20 pitch cap. Vazquez has allowed only two earned runs and 24:5 K:BB in 16.1 innings since June 6. He's registered only one win and two saves since June 23, however, as the slumping Pirates haven't offered a plethora of saves opportunities.

July 7, 2019 05:36 PM
Pirates' Felipe Vazquez: Posts 20th save
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Vazquez recorded a four-out save with one strikeout, no walks and two hits allowed during a 6-5 victory against the Brewers on Sunday.

A late addition to the All-Star team, Vazquez heads to Cleveland with 20 saves in 21 opportunities during the first half. He allows more baserunners than one might expect given his electric stuff, but he's suffered just one loss as well. Vazquez is 2-1 with a 2.11 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 60 strikeouts in 38.1 innings this season.

July 6, 2019 01:24 PM
Pirates' Felipe Vazquez: Takes first loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vazquez (2-1) allowed one run on three hits with two strikeouts during the 10th inning while taking a loss against the Brewers on Friday.

The 28-year-old has one blown save and one loss this season, and both came against the Brewers. This was also only the second time in 34 appearances in which the lefty gave up three hits. Vazquez is 2-1 with 19 saves, 2.19 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 59 strikeouts in 37 innings this season.

July 4, 2019 12:04 AM
Pirates' Felipe Vazquez: Yields run in non-save situation
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Vazquez allowed a run on two hits and a walk and two strikeouts during the ninth inning in a 5-1 victory against the Cubs on Tuesday.

In typical closer fashion, Vazquez wasn't very sharp in a non-save situation Tuesday night. He walked the leadoff hitter and then gave up a single following a strikeout. Vazquez struck out another batter and looked like he might escape without any further damage, but he ultimately gave up a run-scoring double. Despite the stumble, Vazquez is 1-0 and 19-for-20 in save chances with a 2.00 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 57 strikeouts in 36 innings this season.

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