Former Yankee second baseman Chuck Knoblauch has been charged with assaulting his common-law wife.
A judge set Knoblauch's bond at $10,000 after he appeared a Texas in court Tuesday.
According to a criminal complaint, Knoblauch's wife told police he hit her in the face and then choked her at their West Houston home on Friday.
Knoblauch's attorney did not immediately return a telephone call Tuesday.
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, and he later acknowledged using performance enhancers.