Pirates’ reliever Felipe Rivero changes name to Felipe Vázquez

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WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 30: Felipe Rivero #73 of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitches in the ninth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on September 30, 2017 in Washington, DC. The Pirates defeated the Nationals 4-1. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH– A popular Pirates’ reliever has changed his name.

Felipe Rivero will now be known as Felipe Vázquez, after undergoing a legal name change, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Now, the Pirates’ reliever’s last name will match that of his sister, and the siblings are reported to be very close.

Vázquez, 26, has a 9.82 ERA in four games so far in 2018.

However, in 2017, he was quite effective, totaling 21 saves and a 1.67 ERA over 73 games.

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