Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher Arrested: Felipe Vazquez Biography, Wiki, Age, Family, Net Worth, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Fast Facts You Need to Know

Felipe Vazquez Biography

Felipe Vazquez Biography

Felipe Vazquez aka Nightmare was born on July 5, 1991, and from San Felipe, Yaracuy, Venezuela. He is a professional baseball pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball (MLB). Recently, he is been accused of Sexual Relationship With a Teenage Girl.

Felipe Vazquez Age

He was 28 years old.

Felipe Vazquez Arrested

According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), Vazquez was arrested Tuesday morning at his apartment in Pittsburgh on a felony warrant that was issued in Lee County, Florida.

He remains in the Allegheny County Jail and is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon. The Pirates have placed Vazquez on administrative leave.

On September 17 he accused of child porn possession and having a sexual relationship with a minor in Florida. Florida Department of Law Enforcement revealed in a statement that Felipe is having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl from the past two years.

Felipe Vazquez Victim

Curently, the victim is 15 years old and her Identity is not revealed yet and authority has recovered the text messaging and received a video in July from him in which he is shown performing a sex act. Furthermore, they even found the text message suggesting that they would meet for sex after his baseball season was over.

His relationship with the minor girl was first busted by the Victim’s mother after she discovered the inappropriate images and videos on her daughter’s phone. Later, she informed the Baseball player that she is still minor and filed a case against him over to law enforcement.

Felipe Vazquez Charged

The 28-year-old All-Star is charged with computer pornography, solicitation of a child and one count of providing obscene material to minors.

The FDLE raided his house on September 17 and seized the electronic devices and now he is being held at Allegheny County Jail and will be extradited to Lee County, Florida. The baseball player is charged with one count of computer pornography and one count of providing obscene material to minors.

Regarding this Incident Pittsburgh Pirates president Frank Coonelly made clear that the team was made aware of an active law enforcement investigation involving Felipe Vazquez and his subsequent arrest and we take this matter, and these charges in particular, extremely seriously.

In a Statement, Frank Coonelly said “We have informed the Commissioner’s Office of the investigation and arrest. The CO will immediately place Felipe Vazquez on Administrative Leave (and, as a result, Restricted List) pursuant to the Joint MLB/MLBPA Policy.”

Added, “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.”

Police Authorities Investigation Reports

The investigation began last month after authorities ‘obtained information that Vazquez had a reported sexual relationship with a 13-year-old female.’

Police say that girl, who is now 15, recently received text messages from Vazquez, who reportedly suggested they could meet with each other after the season.

‘On Thursday, August 8, 2019… a female child 15 years of age received sexually explicit photographs and a video text message from Felipe Vazquez,’ the arrest affidavit read. ‘The victim was also solicited by the suspect to participate in illegal sexual conduct.

‘Although Vazquez’s face does not appear in any of the texted photographs, police were able to identify him by his tattoos. The alleged victim also repeatedly refers to him as “Felipe.”‘

Felipe Vazquez Career

Curently, Felipe Vazquez is playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball (MLB). Earlier, he signed with the Tampa Bay Rays as an international free agent on July 30, 2008, and later he was traded to the Washington Nationals on On February 13, 2014.

Felipe than made his major league debut on April 17, 2015, aginst Philadelphia Phillies. In 2018, Vazquez signed a 4-year/$22,500,000 deal with the Pirates. That deal included a $2 million signing bonus with the $22,500,000, guaranteed at a salary of around $5,625,000 per year. He was named an All-Star in 2019 and he had a 1.65 E.R.A., 28 saves with 90 strikeouts.

Felipe Vazquez Family

How old is Felipe Vazquez? was born on July 5, 1991, and from San Felipe, Yaracuy, Venezuela and he is 29 years old as of 2019. He is the son of Felipe Santiago Rivero (father) and Omaira Blanco de Rivero (mother).

He also has a sister named Prescilla Vázquez and in April 2018, he changed his name from Felipe Rivero as Vazquez is his sister, Prescilla’s, name and told that t she had been a big part of his career.

Felipe Vazquez Net Worth

Estimated Net Worth of him is $17 Million USD as of 2019.

Felipe Vazquez Height

He stands 6 feet 2 inch tall

Felipe Vazquez Weight

Felipe Vazquez weighs around 79 KG.

Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Pirates relief pitcher Felipe Vazquez has been arrested on charges of soliciting a child for an alleged sexual relationship with a 13-year-old female in Florida
  • The 28-year-old All-Star is facing charges of computer pornography, solicitation of a child and one count of providing obscene material to minors
  • Vazquez remains in custody and could be extradited to Florida to face charges 
  • Police reportedly seized several electronic devices at Vazquez’s apartment
  • The investigation began last month after authorities ‘obtained information that Vazquez had a reported sexual relationship with a 13-year-old female’
  • Police say that girl, now 15, recently received text messages from Vazquez, who reportedly suggested they could meet with each other after the season
  • The native Venezuelan was selected to his second All-Star game this year