Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Felipe Vázquez was arrested and charged with multiple felonies, including statutory sexual assault and unlawful contact with a minor, authorities announced Tuesday.

In a statement, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said Vázquez — an all-star closer this season and in 2018 — was taken into custody in Pittsburgh on Tuesday morning after an investigation into whether he had a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl in Lee County, Fla. The FDLE said he was charged with computer pornography-solicitation of a child and providing obscene materials to minor.

Authorities in Pennsylvania later charged Vázquez with three felonies: statutory sexual assault of a minor 11 years or older; unlawful contact with a minor and corruption of minors, according to ESPN. Vázquez was also charged with indecent assault of a person less than 16 years old, a misdemeanor.

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The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette also reported on the charges that were later filed in Pennsylvania. According to the newspaper, details about those charges were scarce Tuesday.

Vázquez was arraigned Tuesday in Pittsburgh and was not granted bail, ESPN reported. In a statement, Vázquez’s attorneys said they were “in the process of reviewing the Pennsylvania and Florida charging documents, as well as the underlying facts of the matter. At this time, any comment would be premature."

Major League Baseball placed Vázquez, 28, on administrative leave.

“Today we were made aware of an active law enforcement investigation involving Felipe Vazquez and his subsequent arrest,” Pirates President Frank Coonelly said in a statement. “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.”

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The FDLE began investigating in August after it received information that Vázquez continued to have a relationship via text message with the girl, who is now 15 years old, the department said. The FDLE said the girl received a video from Vázquez in July “in which he is shown performing a sex act. Additionally, Vázquez allegedly sent the victim text messages suggesting they would meet for sex after his baseball season was over.”

According to ESPN, a police affidavit revealed the texts, photographs and video were discovered by the girl’s mother. On July 23, the mother sent an image of the messages to Vázquez and notified him that her daughter was a minor.

Police seized “several electronic devices” after executing a search warrant at Vázquez’s apartment in Pittsburgh. He is being held at the Allegheny County Jail until he can be extradited to Lee County, on Florida’s Gulf Coast.

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The Venezuelan-born Vázquez, then known as Felipe Rivero, made his MLB debut for the Washington Nationals in 2015 before he was traded to the Pirates in July 2016. He has 86 saves over the past three seasons and is 5-1 with a 1.65 ERA and 28 saves this season.

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