HOUSTON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Former big league baseball player Chuck Knoblauch is accused of assaulting his wife in Texas, authorities say.
Knoblauch, 41, charged with felony family violence assault, turned himself in to the Harris County Sheriff's Office Tuesday and was released after posting $10,000 bond, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.
A judge also issued a protective order against Knoblauch requiring him to stay away from his wife, Stacey Stelmach, 29, whom he allegedly hit and choked.
Lt. Bill Sala of the police department in the Houston-area community of Memorial Village were called to the Knoblauch home Friday night.
"Officers interviewed the woman, who said that in her opinion he was intoxicated, throwing stuff around, grabbing her, punching her a couple of times and choking her," Sala said. "She'd hidden all the keys and threw one set in the bushes, which he found and took off."
The former second baseman played for Minnesota, the New York Yankees and Kansas City between 1992 and 2002. He was named an All-Star four times.