Judge to decide if Leyritz to remain jailed

Judge to decide if Leyritz to remain jailed

Jim Leyritz will learn on Thursday whether he will have to remain jailed as he awaits his trial on drunk-driving manslaughter charges.

According to an Associated Press report, Broward County Circuit Judge Marc Gold will hold a hearing later this week to determine whether to reinstate Leyritz's bond release. Gold scheduled the Thursday hearing after a brief hearing on Tuesday morning.

The judge had earlier decided to reconsider the revocation of Leyritz's bond status until his trial.

The former World Series hero was arrested last week after a domestic disturbance with his ex-wife, who accused him of beating her. A judge ordered him to remain in jail, ruling that the arrest was a violation of his release on bail while awaiting trial.

The trial for the manslaughter charges, stemming from a fatal crash in December 2007, is scheduled to begin on Sept. 14. Police said Leyritz was drunk when he caused the crash.

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

Tom Singer is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.