FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (CBS) — Former World Series MVP Manny Ramirez was arrested in a domestic incident near his home in South Florida Monday night.
Ramirez, 39, was charged with one count of battery, stemming from a domestic violence offense at his home in the suburban community of Weston, Fla., CBS Miami reported.
A police report said Ramirez’s wife, Juliana, called authorities stating that her husband hit her with an open hand on the left side of her face, causing her hit her head on the headboard of the bed.
Ramirez allegedly admitted to responding officers that he and his wife had an argument, but said he grabbed her by the shoulders and when he shrugged her, she hit her head.
Juliana Ramirez reportedly refused medical attention at the scene, CBS Miami reported.
Ramirez began his career with the Cleveland Indians in 1993, followed by the Boston Red Sox from 2001 to 2008 and the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2010.
He then joined the White Sox in late August of last year on a waiver, playing only 24 games before moving on to the Tampa Bay Rays this season.
In his career, Ramirez made 12 All-Star appearances, hit more than 500 career home runs, and was named the 2004 World Series MVP while with the Red Sox.
But he retired from baseball in April following a failed drug test, which would have rendered a 100 game suspension.
CBS Miami contributed to this report.