HOUSTON Former Major League Baseball star Chuck Knoblauch was arrested Wednesday night and accused of assaulting his ex-wife.
Knoblauch, 46, is charged with assault of a family member after allegedly hitting Cheri Knoblauch inside her Bunker Hill home.
Cheri, 37, told police she was napping with her child when Knoblauch barged into the child s bedroom and began yelling at her.
She said he bashed her head into the wall, hit her in the face and threw a humidifier at her.
Chuck Knoblauch s sister, who was staying in the home, said she heard Cheri screaming and saw her brother chasing Cheri through the house.
She told officers she witnessed Chuck hitting Cheri repeatedly in the chest and arm.
The two women and child fled the house and called police from Knoblauch s sister s house.
Memorial Villages police officers arrested Knoblauch and said he appeared extremely intoxicated. He was released after posting a $10,000 bond.
The couple divorced in 2012.
This isn t the Knoblauch s first brush with the law. He was convicted of hitting Stacey Stelmach, who he was married to at the time, in 2010. He was sentenced to one year probation in that case.
Knoblauch was a four-time All-Star and the AL Rookie of the Year in 1991 while playing with the Minnesota Twins. He was also a Gold Glove winner.
Knoblauch s image in Minnesota took a serious hit in his final season here when he requested to be traded from a team that had fallen on hard times. He was sent to the Yankees in a deal that netted the Twins Eric Milton and Cristian Guzman, but many fans never forgave him. Knoblauch was the subject of merciless heckling every time he returned to Minnesota with the Yankees, including one game in 2001 that had to be stopped briefly when fans threw things at him while he played in left field.
Knoblauch was elected to the Twins Hall of Fame earlier this year. The induction ceremony was canceled Thursday after the Twins learned of the allegations against him, according to Yahoo Sports.