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Monday, August 19, 2019

Former World Series MVP arrested on suspicion of child sex abuse

Former MLB relief pitcher John Wetteland was arrested on Monday and is facing an extremely disturbing charge.

According to TMZ, Wetteland was booked on suspicion of child sex abuse. While very few details about the incident are known, the charge specifies that the victim is under 14 years of age. Wetteland was released on $25,000 bond.

Wetteland spent time with the Dodgers, Expos, Yankees and Rangers during his MLB career. He was one of the best relievers in baseball in the 1990s and was named the MVP of the 1996 World Series after he allowed just one run in five appearances. The 52-year-old finished with a career ERA of 2.93 and 330 saves, making him one of only 29 pitchers to save 300 or more games.

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