John Wetteland, Seattle Marines Bullpen Coach, Hospitalized for 'Mental Health Issue'

John Wetteland, a former major league pitcher who now serves as the bullpen coach for the Seattle Mariners, has been hospitalized due to what is being characterized as a "mental health issue." The hospitalization occurred after Denton, TX police responded to call from his home.

Bullpen coach John Wetteland. (Getty Images)
When police officers arrived at his home, Wetteland reportedly walked out of his house with his hands in air and said that he "needed help." He was taken to Denton Regional Medical Center.

Wetteland spent twelve years in the major leagues, playing from 1989 to 2000. He was the 1996 World Series MVP, thanks to recording four saves during the series for the New York Yankees. He also received the AL Rolaids Relief Man of the Year award.
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