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09/13/11 12:46 PM ET

Manny released from jail after battery arrest

Manny Ramirez was released from jail Tuesday after being arrested for allegedly slapping his wife, according to the Associated Press.

Ramirez, 39, was released on $2,500 bail on the domestic battery charge and Broward Circuit Court Judge Jon Hurley ordered that Ramirez have no direct contact with his wife, according to the report.

According to authorities, Ramirez was arguing with his wife, Juliana, Monday afternoon at their South Florida home when he slapped her in the face, which caused her to hit her head on their bed's headboard.

According to the report, Ramirez denied hitting his wife.

Ramirez refused to answer questions upon his release.

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