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Former major leaguer Chuck Knoblauch accused of assaulting wife

Former major leaguer Chuck Knoblauch accused of assaulting wife Photo: MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images

Former Major League baseball player Chuck Knoblauch faces multiple charges in connection to a domestic violence incident.

Knoblauch, 46, is alleged to have assaulted his wife and interfered with police duties. He was arrested Wednesday night.

Knoblauch's wife, Cheri, told police that Knoblauch grew angry when she chose to sleep with her child in another bedroom.

Knoblauch allegedly slammed her head against a wall before throwing a humidifier at her. 

This is not Knoblauch's first indiscretion since his retirement from baseball in 2002. He pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and was sentenced to one-year of probation after striking his ex-wife in 2010.

Knoblauch played 12 seasons with the Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees and Kansas City RoyalsHe earned four All-Star appearances and was named AL Rookie of the Year in 1991 with Minnesota.

The Twins announced Thursday that they have canceled Knoblauch's planned induction into the team's Hall of Fame.

- Chris Johnson

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