Wally Backman, former Mets second baseman and currently the manager of the Long Island Ducks, was in court on Long Island on Tuesday for alleged criminal mischief and harassment.
Backman, 60, allegedly shoved his ex-girlfriend Amanda Byrnes into a wall and stopped her from calling police when the incident occurred in August.
According to the New York Post, Backman faces up to a year in prison if convicted.
A member of the 1986 Mets World Series team, Backman has opted for a bench trial with Riverhead town Justice Lori Hulse deciding the case, as opposed to a typical jury, per the Post.
The Post also reports that the trial could reach a verdict by the end of the week.
In August, the Ducks released a statement on Backman, saying "We are aware of the incident and in the process of gathering information."