Ex-New York Yankees closer John Wetteland arrested on child sex abuse charge

Ex-New York Yankees closer John Wetteland arrested on child sex abuse charge
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Former New York Yankees all-star closer and World Series MVP John Wetteland was arrested and charged with sexual abuse of a child under the age of 14.

Wetteland, of Trophy Club, Texas, was booked and released on $25,000 bond.

The case was being investigated by the Denton County Sheriff's Department. More details of the allegations were not yet available.



Wetteland, 52, was traded to the Yankees in 1995. During the 1996 season, he led the American League with 43 saves and pitched in the All-Star Game.

He also closed out all four World Series wins as the Yankees beat the Braves in six games, earning the World Series MVP.

The emergence of Mariano Rivera allowed the Yankees to let Wetteland leave as a free agent, and he signed with the Texas Rangers prior to the 1997 season. He would finish his career in Arlington, retiring as the Rangers all-time saves leader.

Wetteland also pitched for the Los Angeles Dodgers, where he began his career, and the Montreal Expos.

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