June 23, 2006

Phillies pitcher Myers arrested in Boston

BOSTON (Reuters) - Boston police arrested Philadelphia
Phillies pitcher Brett Myers early on Friday on charges of
assaulting his wife before a match between the Phillies and the
Red Sox.

Myers, 25, was charged with domestic assault and battery
and released on $200 cash bail after the incident on a street
corner in Boston's Back Bay just after midnight, the Suffolk
County district attorney's office said.

The Phillies are due to begin a three-game series in Boston
later on Friday. Myers was scheduled to pitch on Saturday.

The pitcher agreed to have no contact with his wife, Kim
Wickman, unless she wished, the district attorney's office

If arrested again he can be sent to jail for up to 60 days.
The couple have a three-year-old daughter.

A pre-trial hearing date for Myers was set in August
although Myers does not need to be present.