Former Yankee Jim Leyritz is starting a new life in Los Angeles. He was acquitted of DUI manslaughter charges in Florida after a 2007 crash that killed a Florida woman.
The NY Post reports Leyritz is leaving the New York area to join his girlfriend in LA. The former catcher plans to marry Michelle Caruso next year. He recently resigned as the minor league Newark Bears pitching coach. Leyritz was accused of battery on his ex-wife Karrie Leyritz in 2009, but the charges were later dropped.
In addition to finding love in La La Land, Leyritz is also getting into the radio business. He's got plans to host a weekly radio show on baseball for Voice of America.
The University of Kentucky product played for the Angels, Rangers, Red Sox, Padres and Dodgers in addition to the Bronx Bombers during his 11 seasons in the big leagues.
Leyritz admitted using amphetamines during his career. He's best known for his three-run home run off Atlanta closer Mark Wohlers during Game 4 of the Yankees' World Series comeback win against the Braves in 1996.