John Wetteland, 1996 World Series MVP, indicted on three counts of child sexual assault

Former MLB All-Star and World Series MVP John Wetteland has been indicted on three counts of continuous sexual assault on a child, The Associated Press reported Friday.

Wetteland, 52, was arrested in Denton County, Texas, in January and accused of having a relative perform a sex act on him three times over a two-year period, beginning in 2004 when the child was 4. He was released on a $25,000 bond at the time.

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After that arrest, one of Wetteland’s children said on social media the claims were false and would be disproved in court.

Wetteland played 12 MLB seasons, pitching out of the bullpen for the Dodgers, Expos, Yankees and Rangers. The three-time All-Star’s best season was 1996, when he led the majors with 43 saves and won the World Series MVP award after saving a record four games in the Yankees’ victory over the Braves.

Wetteland finished his career in 2000 with 330 saves, a 48-45 record and a 2.96 ERA. After retiring as a player, he served as bullpen coach for the Nationals and Mariners.

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