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John Wetteland Ex-World Series MVP Arrested for Child Sexual Abuse

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John Wetteland — the former closer for the New York Yankees — was arrested in Denton County, Texas on Monday on suspicion of child sex abuse … official records show. 

Details surrounding the alleged incident are unclear — but the charge specifies that the alleged victim is under the age of 14. 

The 52-year-old right-hander was booked and posed for a mug shot. He was later released on $ 25,000 bond. 

We’re reaching out to law enforcement to find out more. 

Wetteland was a star back in the day — he was the MVP of the 1996 World Series, helping his Yankee squad defeat the Atlanta Braves. He posted all 4 saves for the Yanks during that series. 

He was also a 3-time All Star during his 12-year MLB career … during which he played for the Dodgers, Rangers and Expos. 

During his Yankees career, Mariano Rivera was his set-up guy. 

He later went to on to serve as a bullpen coach for the Washington Nationals. 

Story developing …