Twins cancel HOF day after Knoblauch arrest

MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Twins have scrapped Hall of Fame day, after former Twins second baseman Chuck Knoblauch was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault after authorities in Houston say he hit and pushed his ex-wife.

Knoblauch has been released on $10,000 bond. His first court date is set for July 30. The four-time All-Star previously served a year of probation after being convicted of hitting his previous wife in 2010.

Knoblauch played for the Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees and Kansas City Royals during a 12-year career.

The team's induction ceremony was scheduled for August 23 at Target Field.

In a statement released by the Twins on Thursday, the team said "in light of recent news reports surrounding Chuck Knoblauch, as well as direct communication with the former Twins second baseman, the Minnesota Twins have decided to cancel the team's 2014 Hall of Fame induction ceremony."


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