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Chuck Knoblauch accused of assault

Former Minnesota Twins star Chuck Knoblauch was arrested Wednesday night on charges that he allegedly assaulted his ex-wife. 

The Twins issued a statement Thursday saying that Knoblauch's scheduled induction into the team's Hall of Fame had been canceled. The team was slated to honor Knoblauch on Aug. 23 at Target Field. 

The Twins did not directly address the details of the arrest in their statement but did say their decision was made "in light of recent news reports" and after "direct communication" with Knoblauch.

"There are no plans to reschedule," Twins President Dave St. Peter said. "I suppose over time this could be revisited, but at this time from the Twins' organization perspective, we currently have no intent to reschedule."

Knoblauch was released after posting $10,000 bond. He is due in court on July 30.

Knoblauch, 46, divorced Cheri Knoblauch in 2012. He was convicted of hitting a previous wife in 2010 and sentenced to a year of probation. 

"I strongly had the belief that he was in a different place and that he had made amends and was looking forward to being a better husband and a better dad," St. Peter said. "Obviously we need to see what transpires, but it's disappointing, to say the least."

Knoblauch was the 1991 American League Rookie of the Year and a four-time All-Star with the Twins. 

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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