Former big league infielder Chuck Knoblauch appeared in court on Tuesday to face assault charges brought by his common-law wife.
According to the criminal complaint filed in the case, Knoblauch's wife told police he hit her in the face and choked her on Friday at their Houston home.
A judge set Knoblauch's bond at $10,000.
Knoblauch, 41, a Houston native, was a four-time All-Star during a 12-year career with the Royals, Twins and Yankees that ended in 2002. He also played in five World Series, winning with the 1991 Twins and 1998-2000 Yankees, and losing in seven games to Arizona with New York in 2001.
Tom Singer is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Change for a Nickel. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.