All is well with Wetteland

Mariners manager Don Wakamatsu returned the phone call I made to him last night regarding bullpen coach John Wettleland and the reports about such things as “mental health issue” and “potential suicide” were totally bogus.

Wak talked to Wetteland about an hour earlier and said, “He is doing great. There was a domestic dispute and things got blown way out of proportion.”

Wetteland and his wife, Michele, (as most couples occassionally do) had an argument and the coach’s blood pressure increased. Michele called police. Before long, the police and helicopters, along with neighbors and media were at the Wettleland house.

Wakamatsu, who also lives in the Dallas area, returned home late this morning after watching several Arizona Fall League games.

Jim Street

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