OUTFelipe Vázquez
RP PIT
Tue 11/19/19 4:11 PM

Florida prosecutors filed 21 new charges against Vazquez on Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

EDGE Analysis

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.

OUTFelipe Vázquez
RP PIT
Tue 9/17/19 1:09 PM

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

EDGE Analysis

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 ESPN.com 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."

OUTFelipe Vázquez
RP PIT
Tue 9/17/19 12:40 PM

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 ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

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.

OUTFelipe Vázquez
RP PIT
Fri 9/13/19 2:16 PM

Vazquez won't be available to pitch Friday against the Cubs, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

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.

OUTFelipe Vázquez
RP PIT
Thu 9/12/19 8:21 PM

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

EDGE Analysis

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.

OUTFelipe Vázquez
RP PIT
Thu 9/12/19 12:52 AM

Vazquez picked up the save Wednesday against the Giants after firing a perfect ninth inning that included one strikeout.

EDGE Analysis

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.

OUTFelipe Vázquez
RP PIT
Tue 9/10/19 1:53 AM

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.

EDGE Analysis

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.

OUTFelipe Vázquez
RP PIT
Sat 9/7/19 12:29 AM

Vazquez allowed two hits with no walks and struck out three in 1.1 innings during the eighth and ninth to post his 25th save in a 9-4 victory against the Cardinals on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

With second and third along with two outs in the eighth, the Pirates turned to their closer, who 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.

OUTFelipe Vázquez
RP PIT
Wed 9/4/19 1:25 AM

Vazquez allowed one run on one hit with one strikeout during a blown save in the ninth inning against the Marlins on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

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. He also has a 1.78 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 82 strikeouts in 55.2 innings this season.

OUTFelipe Vázquez
RP PIT
Fri 8/30/19 1:25 AM

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.

EDGE Analysis

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.