Vázquez has already served 23 months in prison since his arrest in September 2019, which means he could be paroled as early as next month. While today’s conviction is the culmination of the case against him in Pennsylvania, Vázquez also faces pending charges in Florida and Missouri. Florida prosecutors allege he continued to have sex with the victim from Pennsylvania after moving to Florida, as he faces child pornography charges in Missouri after allegedly exchanging sexually explicit messages with the victim during a series of tours in Saint-Louis.
The Pirates placed Vázquez on the shortlist immediately after his arrest. He is expected to officially leave the team at the end of this season, the last guaranteed year of his contract. Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported in May that Vázquez had not been paid since his arrest.