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Knoblauch charged with assault

Knoblauch charged with assault

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.

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