Chuck Knoblauch, Former Yankee Star, Arrested for Choking Wife

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.