Pirates Pitcher Chris Archer Reacts To Vazquez Arrest

Says there is a 'somber' feeling in the clubhouse

Andrew Limberg
September 17, 2019 - 5:00 pm
Chris Archer

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - Pirates’ pitcher Chris Archer is reacting to the arrest of closer Felipe Vazquez.

He says there isn’t a lot they can say as a team right now and while they are still allegations, he is taking them seriously.

“There’s not a whole lot we can say but I do have a 14-year-old sister so it’s something that hits home and in the U.S. you’re innocent until proven guilty so until due process is completely played out we’re just hoping that this stuff’s not true,” said Archer.

Archer added there is an “uneasiness” in the Locker room and that there was a team meeting with Pirates president Frank Coonelly, general manager Neal Huntington and manager Clint Hurdle right before the media was allowed into the clubhouse.

Archer also talked about there being a “somber” mood around the clubhouse but that they are professionals and have a job to do.

Not commenting directly on the arrest of Vazquez, Hurdle spoke about the “different emotions” felt by the team following child sexual assault charges being filed against the pitcher and how the team will connect and support each other as the case moves forward.

The Seattle Mariners are in town for a three-game series beginning Tuesday evening.

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