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Leyritz charged with battery

Updated: July 2, 2009, 4:03 PM ET
Associated Press

DAVIE, Fla. -- Former major leaguer Jim Leyritz was arrested Thursday in South Florida on charges of domestic battery against his ex-wife, just two months before his trial on a DUI manslaughter charge was set to begin.

Leyritz, 45, was arrested at his home in Davie, a Fort Lauderdale suburb, a police report said. Leyritz had been free on bail on the manslaughter charge but a judge ruled this arrest violated the conditions of his release and ordered him to remain jailed.

Leyritz's ex-wife, ...

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