HOUSTON -- Former major leaguer Chuck Knoblauch was 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 choked her at their Houston home Friday.
Knoblauch's attorney did not immediately return a telephone call Tuesday.
Prosecutors contend Knoblauch had been drinking heavily Friday evening and taking Xanax, an anti-anxiety drug, according to the Houston Chronicle.
Knoblauch's wife was attempting to get a hold of Knoblauch's car keys, prosecutors, said, when he allegedly attacked her, the Chronicle reported.
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.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.