Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News has reported some disturbing news about Texas Rangers Hall of Famer John Wetteland.
Denton County arrested Wetteland on child sex abuse charges. The charge is officially “continuously sexually abusing a child under 14“. He posted $25,000.00 bail.
Wetteland is the all-time saves leader for the Texas Rangers at 150. He played 12 years in the big leagues and had a total of 330 saves. That puts him 15th all time in MLB.
Wetteland signed with Rangers in 1997 and retired after four seasons in 2000. He was elected to the Rangers Hall Of Fame in 2005. After he retired, he settled down in North Texas and coached for a couple of years with the Nationals and Mariners. The Nationals fired Wetteland after he reportedly spent more time playing practical jokes rather than performing his duties as bullpen coach. He also had a mental breakdown with the Mariners that was passed off as a high blood pressure issue.
This is very sad news coming out of Denton County. We will keep you updated on any other news reported.
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