John Wetteland Back At Home After Hospital Stay

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.

John Wetteland Hospitalized, Cited As Suicidal

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.

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Police: Hospitalized John Wetteland Is “Suicidal”

CBS 11 in DFW reports today that former major league pitcher and current bullpen coach of the Seattle Mariners John Wetteland has been hospitalized at Denton Regional Medical Center in the Dallas area.

John Wetteland Hospitalized, Cited As Suicidal

(Wetteland was World Series MVP for Yankees in 1996)

Denton County officials say Wetteland was hospitalized for a mental health issue. The Denton County Sheriff’s office says they took a call from the Bartonville area around 12:30 Thursday on a possibly suicidal person. When officers arrived to the home, a man later identified as Wetteland came out with his hands in the air, saying he “needed help.”

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