Photo: Chuck Knoblauch as a Kansas City Royals outfielder in 2002.
HOUSTON (CBS/AP) - Former major leaguer second baseman Chuck Knoblauch has been charged with assaulting his common-law wife.
A judge set Knoblauch's bond at $10,000 after he appeared in court Tuesday.
According to a criminal complaint, Knoblauch's wife told police he hit her in the face and then choked her at their west Houston home on Friday.
The couple is currently going through a messy divorce, according to KHOU.
"It's a disagreement between he and his wife. They're going through a divorce," Knoblauch's attorney, Dan Cogdell, told the station. "It's a rough time for both of them and we hope to get this behind us as quickly as we can."
The 41-year-old former infielder is a Houston native and a four-time All-Star who played for the New York Yankees, Minnesota Twins and Kansas City Royals from 1991-02.
Knoblauch was one of more than 80 players who were accused of using performance-enhancing drugs in the 2007 Mitchell Report on baseball's steroids era. Knoblauch later acknowledged using= performance enhancers.