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Manny Ramirez formally charged with domestic violence

This booking photo made available by the Broward County Sheriff's Office shows former baseball player Manuel 'Manny' Ramirez after being arrested Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, due to a domestic dispute at his Weston, Fla., home. (Broward County Sheriff's Office)

September 30, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Former Dodger Manny Ramirez has been formally charged with domestic violence.

The 39-year-old retired slugger was arrested Sept. 12 after his wife told deputies he slapped her in the face and caused her to hit her head on the headboard.

Authorities say Ramirez denied hitting his wife.

Ramirez was named MVP of the 2004 World Series. He retired in April from the Tampa Bay Rays rather than face a 100-game suspension after testing positive a second time for a performance-enhancing substance.

He's scheduled to be arraigned on the charge Oct. 14.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.