Pirates pitcher Felipe Vazquez will face a Pennsylvania judge Wednesday in his child sex case — where he’s expected to enter a plea to charges he sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl.
TMZ Sports has obtained Vazquez’s new mug shot ahead of his court hearing … and, as you can see, the Pirates’ All-Star closer has definitely seen better days.
Vazquez is facing 3 felony charges in Pennsylvania — statutory sexual assault, unlawful contact with minor and corruptions of minors.
He’s also facing 1 misdemeanor charge — assault of a person less than 16.
As we previously reported, Vazquez is accused of having sex with a 13-year-old girl in his Mustang in Pennsylvania back in 2017.
Officials say the 28-year-old also sent the girl graphic videos and photos — and told her in text messages he was planning to have sex with her again.
The texts were discovered by the alleged victim’s mother — who alerted police. Investigators say the images depicted numerous “unique and distinguishable” tattoos on his body … which they were able to match to Vazquez through public images on the Internet.
Cops claim Vazquez admitted to the crime during a Sept. 17 interrogation … telling investigators he had “sex but not really” with the victim.
Meanwhile, in Florida — where the alleged victim claims she received the lewd text messages — he’s facing 2 felony charges … 1) giving obscene material to a minor and 2) soliciting a child for unlawful sexual conduct.
A hearing in Florida has not been scheduled — we’re told officials will closely monitor the case in Pennsylvania before making any major decisions.
Vazquez is a 2-time All-Star who was having a great season for the Pirates in 2019. He currently has a 1.65 ERA, 28 saves and 90 strikeouts. He signed a 4-year, $22.5 million contract in 2018.