John Wettland

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Rangers Hall of Famer John Wetteland Arrested On Child Sex-Abuse Charges

January 15, 2019 - 11:30 am

TROPHY CLUB (KRLD) - Texas Rangers Hall of Fame pitcher John Wetteland is accused of sexually assaulting a four-year-old boy back in 2004.

Wetteland, 52, was taken into custody on Monday and was released after posting a $25,000 bond. He's accused of sexually assaulting the boy over a two-year period.

The victim was interviewed five days ago and Wetteland was arrested Monday.

Wetteland is the all-time saves leader in Texas Rangers history with 150. He retired in 2000 and was inducted into the club's Hall of Fame in 2005.

He pitched 12 seasons in Major League Baseball with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Montreal Expos, New York Yankees and the Rangers. 

For his career, the three-time All-Star had 330 saves and a 2.93 ERA. 

He later served as the pitching coach for the Washington Nationals and Seattle Mariners.