Former MLB pitcher John Wetteland arrested on child sexual abuse charge.

7 month ago

Former major league closer John Wetteland was arrested Monday on a charge of sexual abuse of a child under the age of 14, police records show.

Wetteland, 52, was taken into custody by authorities in Denton County on Monday and later released after he posted $25,000 bond, according to online jail records.

Bartonville police said no further details in the case would be released "due to the nature of the alleged offense and stage of the investigation."

Wetteland has worked at Liberty Christian School in Texas as the school’s baseball coach and also taught Bible studies. Wetteland divorced from his wife, Michele, in 2015. They had four children together.

In 12 seasons, Wetteland was 48-45 with a 2.93 ERA and 330 saves. He was a member of the New York Yankees' 1996 World Series championship team and was named MVP of the series. He also played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Montreal Expos and Texas Rangers.

Wetteland is a member of the Rangers' Hall of Fame and currently lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in Trophy Club, Texas.