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Former Pirates’ Pitcher Felipe Vazquez Sentenced to 2 to 4 years in State Prison

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Westmoreland county judge Scott Mears has sentenced former Pirates all-star pitcher Felipe Vazquez to serve two to four years in a state prison, and an additional two years probation from Vazquez’s conviction of sexual assault of a 13-year old girl.

Vazquez was convicted of 15 charges from the incident which started in 2017 before Vazquez was arrested in September 2019.

Since it has been 23 months since his arrest, and the Venezuela native has been in jail for that entire period, Vazquez will be eligible for parole next month.

Vazquez, who is still under contract with the Pirates, remains on the restricted list. This is the last guaranteed deal on his contract, with two club options remaining for 2022 and 2023.

Vazquez faces additional charges in both Missouri and Florida.

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