Retired Major League Baseball player and former Minnesota Twins favourite Chuck Knoblauch, 46, has been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence.
The former Twins baseman, who now resides in Houston, was charged with assault on a family member and interfering with police duties.
According to a police report, he assaulted his wife, leaving her a large bruise on her arm, a larger scratch on the left side of her face and a knot on her forehead.
Knoblauch’s wife, Cheri, told police her husband was upset that she had spent the night in another bedroom sleeping next to her child rather than next to him.
He allegedly grabbed her and hit her head against a wall before throwing a humidifier at her.
She is reported to have then run to her sister-in-law, who was also in the house with them, for help but that didn’t stop Knoblauch. Instead, he allegedly hit her in the arm and chest and continued screaming at her.
Knoblauch’s sister took Cheri back to her home, where they called the police.
Knoblauch was arrested after the incident and later released on bond, agreeing to appear in court on July 31st.
Knoblauch played baseball for his college A&M, before playing for the Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees and Kansas City Royals in the MLB.
The Minnesota Twins, who had been planning to induct the former AL Rookie of the Year and four-time world champion into their team hall of fame in August, immediately cancelled the ceremony and the induction following the news.