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Ex-Yank Leyritz Arrested Again

In this photo released on Thursday July 2, 2009, by the Broward County Sherrif's Office, former major league player Jim Leyritz is seen. Leyritz who is facing trial for DUI manslaughter charges, was arrested for battery and domestic violence in Davie, Fla., Thursday morning. (AP Photo/Broward County Sherriff's Office, HO)
AP/Broward County Sherrifs Office
Authorities say former major leaguer Jim Leyritz has been arrested and accused of battery in South Florida.

The arrest comes about two months before he faces a trial on a DUI manslaughter charge.

Broward County Jail spokeswoman Keyla Concepcion said Leyritz was booked Thursday morning after an incident in Davie, a Fort Lauderdale suburb. She could not provide additional details.

The 45-year-old Leyritz played for six teams in 11 seasons. During a stint with the New York Yankees, he hit a memorable home run in the 1996 World Series to help the Yankees win Game 4 against Atlanta.

Police say Leyritz was drunk when he caused a fatal car crash in December 2007. He is scheduled to go on trial in September.

Leyritz's attorney did not immediately return a message.