Knoblauch charged with assault

Updated: September 29, 2009, 2:57 PM ET
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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 ...

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