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Felipe Vazquez
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PPittsburgh Pirates
August 17, 2021
Vazquez was sentenced Tuesday to up to four years of prison after he was previously convicted in May by a Westmoreland County (Pa.) jury on 15 offenses related to the sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl, Rich Cholodofsky of TribLive.com reports.
Since Vazquez has already served approximately 23 months of jail time after he was arrested in September 2019, he'll be eligible for parole next month after Westmoreland County Judge Scott Mears ordered the 29-year-old to serve 2-to-4 years in prison and an additional two years of probation. The two-time All-Star faces additional criminal charges in Florida and Missouri related to his sexual relationship with the teenage victim, which lasted for nearly two years. Vazquez remains on the Pirates' restricted list and will be tethered to the organization until his contract expires after the season, but his baseball career is undoubtedly over.