Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Felipe Vazquez was arrested and is facing charges related to his alleged sexual involvement with a child.
Police in Lee County, Fla., said on Tuesday that Vazquez, 28, is facing multiple charges including solicitation of a minor, providing obscene material to minors and computer pornography. The charges stem from an investigation that began in August and revealed Vazquez had a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old child, whom he communicated with via text message.
Major League Baseball has placed Vazquez on administrative leave. Vazquez is in his fourth season with the Pirates, who acquired him in a trade with the Washington Nationals back in 2016. The left-hander has a 1.65 ERA with 28 saves in 31 attempts.
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