Seattle Mariners bullpen coach John Wetteland is back at his home in Argyle, Texas, tonight after after being taken to the hospital Thursday afternoon in what was earlier reported as a “mental health issue”- with some speculation that it was a suicide attempt.
The former major league pitcher released this statement through the Mariners about his situation:
“Thank you for your concerns. My wife and I are very appreciative of the over and above care of our local officers and paramedics. The circumstances leading to my elevated blood pressure and heart rate have been addressed. I am currently resting safely at home.”
Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik also commented on Wetteland’s situation, and tried to explain what actually happened.