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Manny Ramirez

BARRED From Contacting Wife

9/13/2011 7:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Manny Ramirez is NOT allowed to have any contact with his wife for the time being ... so says a Florida judge.

Manny just appeared in a Broward County courtroom for a bond hearing -- during which, the judge issued a no contact order against the former baseball player ... barring him from having any contact with his wife Juliana, pending further proceedings in the case.

Manny appeared in court this morning, where his bond was at $2,500 -- and he's expected to be released from custody when he forks over the cash. 

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The State's Attorney is still investigating the domestic violence incident and will decide whether to file formal charges against the retired baseball star.

TMZ broke the story ... Ramirez was arrested at his home yesterday for allegedly slapping his wife in the face. Manny told authorities he never hit Juliana ... just "grabbed" her.

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