Cops say the 12-time All Star, who recently retired from the Tampa Bay Rays after he tested positive for a performance enhancing substance, pushed his wife and caused her to hit her head on the bed's headboard.
She told the deputy she was afraid the situation would escalate, but Ramirez denied striking her, telling a deputy she hit her head after he shrugged her.
It's just another in an unfortunate series of incidents for the former Red Sox MVP, who helped them end their 86-year World Series curse in 2004 and then again in 2007.
Earlier this year he retired instead of facing a 100-game suspension for a second violation of Major League Baseball's drug policy.
He had previously served a 50-game ban in 2009 with the Los Angeles Dodgers after he tested positive for human chorionic gonadotropin, a banned female fertility drug often used to help mask steroid use.
And now he's facing the possibility of jail time after he was charged with battery on his wife.
It wasn't immediately clear if he had an attorney. Jail records did not list one for him.
A woman who answered the phone at a home listing for Ramirez said it was the wrong number and hung up.